Bailly, our village here in Burgundy, is the birthplace of the AOC Crémant de Bourgogne.
Since 1972, in an underground quarry providing unique natural conditions, we have produced sparkling wines that belong to a world of enchantment.
They come from superb noble grapes, hand-harvested then vinified and patiently matured.
Our wines, sprung from the bedrock yet finely chiselled, carry one away with their intense, truly mineral freshness...
SAINT-BRIS-LE-VINEUX • CHITRY-LE-FORT • COULANGES-LA-VINEUSE • IRANCY
AND ALSO AUXERRE, CHAMPS, CHÂTILLON-SUR-SEINE, COLLAN, ESCOLIVES, JOIGNY, JUSSY, MIGÉ, MOUFFY, QUENNE, VAUX, VENOY
IN THE BUBBLES FAMILY...
The winegrowers at Bailly Lapierre grow and use the whole range of Burgundy’s finest grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Gamay for the blacks, Chardonnay and Aligoté for their whites.
COME AND VISIT THE CELLARS
Overlooking the Yonne valley not far from Auxerre and near the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, our ancient underground quarry lies more than 50 metres deep in the bedrock.
The vast subterranean galleries, dug out by workers as early as the 12th century, were the source of the stone
used to build some of finest architectural heritage in Burgundy and France. Transporting the stone to the sites of the great medieval buildings was quick and cheap thanks to the Yonne river. Traces remain of men’s efforts even today: the scarrings of picks and crowbars as well as the smudges from oil lamps are still visible.
In 1927, the quarry was turned over to mushroom farming which continued down to 1972. Then, by virtue of its location, natural humidity and constant temperature, it was transformed into wine cellars. During your visit, you will see contemporary sculpture cut out of the rock, inspired by the setting and its history as well as by the vine, the different stages of the production of Crémant de Bourgogne.