This grand opening is the culmination of two full years of renovation works which began in February 2016.
Nuits-Saint-Georges, July 2018—On the 18th and 20th of June, Erwan and Eve Faiveley unveiled their new ‘38’ vat house in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The festivities catered to partners, local customers, fellow winemakers and the resident artisans who contributed to the project. As Erwan Faiveley explains, “this grand opening is the culmination of two full years of renovation works which began in February 2016.” ‘38’ refers to the new address of the cellars – 38 rue de Tribourg, Nuits St. George.
The ‘38’ building, as it is called, dates to 1823 and it previously served as a winery for the Crémants de Bourgogne production. It has housed Domaine Faiveley’s wines now for over 40 years. Chalon-based architect, Gilles Gauvain, was entrusted with the task of opening the vat house onto the vineyards and restoring the building to the style of its era, an era of industrial revolution and railways. This Eiffel-inspired style has been combined with state-of-the-art vinification facilities. Renovating the ‘38’ was the last step in a three-stage process that was implemented by Erwan Faiveley over the course of the last 11 years, just about when Erwan took over the business from his father. He made significant technical investments in Nuits-Saint Georges in 2007 to improve vinification facilities. To ensure consistently high quality, the second stage of the project involved fully renovating the Mercurey vat house in the spring 2016, and hence allow the domain style to come into its own and showcase their deep, smooth and intense wines.
As we approach the Domaine Faiveley’s 200th anniversary, the Faiveley family is happy and proud to make the ‘38’ an integral part of the Burgundian landscape. The ‘38’ in figures translates to a total of 14,299sq. ft. of renovated premises, to include: 6068sq. ft. for the Grand Cru and stainless-steel vat houses; a reception area; a 1500sq. ft covered courtyard, and over 6800sq. ft of cellars with a storage capacity for up to 2700 barrels! The Grand Cru vat house offers 36 ft. ceilings and houses 32 temperature-controlled, truncated wooden vats.Learn more about Domaine Faiveley