The domaine was established by Pierre Faiveley in 1825, in Nuits Saint-Georges and has always remained in the same family, passed down from one generation to the next. Today, seventh generation Erwan Faiveley, heads up the business, and he has renovated the domaine's cellars, which now have state-of-the-art barrel presses, custom-designed wooded vats and air-cured oak casks. Over the years Faiveley has acquired 120 hectares of vineyards in some of the most prestigious climats of the Côte de Nuits, Côtes de Beaune and Côte Chalonnais, where they own one of the largest domaines in Mercurey. Their vineyard holdings include 12 Grand Crus [including Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Mazis-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze, Latricières-Chambertin, Musigny, Bâtard-Montrachet, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Echézeaux and Clos Vougeot], and 25 Premier Crus, many of which are monopoles, as well as other varied parcels, which makes Faiveley one of the largest vineyard owners in the whole of Burgundy, and it is certainly one of the most illustrious producers. They use organic fertilizers, and a high average vine age contributes to low yields. They also run a négociant business and buy grapes from other growers in the region.
These are polished, classic Burgundies. The white wines are silky and powerful, and the reds aromatic and precise with great longevity.