Carole & Nicolas Testard

Carol & Nicolas Testard

Prior to starting the domaine in 2008, Nicolas Testard worked at Domaine Prieuré Roch in Burgundy. He also learned a lot working alongside his friend, Frederic Cossard, at Domaine Chassorney.

Nicolas and his wife Carole are based in the heart of Beaujolais Villages in Saint-Etienne la Varenne. Nicolas works 11 hectares of vines without pesticides or herbicides. He mostly makes red wines from Gamay, using used Burgundian barrels, but he also makes a little bit of amazing Chardonnay, which we are lucky to be able to share with you as well. The vines are planted on slopey sandy loam soils. The bottling is done based on the moon, without filtration or SO2.