Domaine Labruyère is one of the oldest wineries in the Moulin-a-Vent appellation. In 1870, Jean-Marie Labruyère, wine grower, settled in les Thorins, a hamlet of Romanèche-Thorins. Since then several generations of the Labruyère family have been running the estate and later acquired the famous “Le Clos du Moulin-a-Vent”, a 2.3 acre vineyard that is the only monopole of the appellation.
Over the past 20 years Jean-Pierre and Edouard Labruyère have focused on acquiring what they feel are the primary parcels in the heart of the Moulin-a-Vent appellation; which is ranked as one of ten village crus. Elsewhere in France, the Labruyère family is also present in three other appellations: In 2012, Edouard Labruyère created a new house called Champagne Labruyère, which added to the family’s existing holdings of Domaine Jacques Prieur in Burgundy and Château Rouget in Pomerol.