Jérôme Castagnier has been at the helm of Domaine Castagnier since his father’s retirement in 2005. The domaine has been passed down through the maternal side, changing names with each generation from Ramot to Séguin to Vadet and then finally Castagnier. Vadet was Jérôme Castagnier’s grandfather, making Jérôme the fifth generation to run the family winery. Today, he owns four hectares total, and exceptionally, he makes four grand cru from two hectares in some of the most sought-after vineyards. Castagnier owns vines in Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint Denis, Charmes-Chambertin and 27 rows together in the Clos de Vougeot, just across the road from the Echézeaux of Romanée-Conti. In white, Castagnier owns a very old plot, planted in 1925, of Aligoté near the winery in Morey-Saint-Denis. Castagnier farms following biodynamic principles, although he is not certified. He never uses herbicides or pesticides and plows the soil. He likes to work with ample ripeness and will wait until the perfect moment to harvest.