Dominique Derain was born in Beaune in 1955 in the famous Hospice de Beaune. After various stays throughout Burgundy and diverse studies, he turned to the profession of winemaker after five years as a barrel maker. Even as a child, he dreamed of making his own wine. For ten years, he gained experience at various wineries. In 1988, he finally acquired a vineyard in St-Aubin. This is the beginning of the Domaine, which is still based in the old rectory of the village. After a personal meeting with Maria Thun, the idea of biodynamic cultivation matured in him, which he then implemented on his domaine after further meetings. Together with Mme. Lalou Bize-Leroy from Romanée-Conti, Dominique Derain was the first biodynamically working vintner in Burgundy.
Domaine Dominique Derain, 46 rue des Pèrrières, 21190 Saint-Aubin / France