About Henri Boillot
The Boillot family’s winemaking roots can be traced back all the way to 1885, founded as Domaine Jean Boillot. In 1996, Guillaume’s father, Henri, established Maison Henri Boillot, which Guillaume would join 10 years later as a 6th generation winemaker. Since 2019, Guillaume has fully taken over production of the profound range of both white and red wines. It is rare to find a winemaker in Burgundy with the access to such high quality domaine and long-term vineyard contracts, and even rarer to find someone as capable and diligent as Guillaume to produce top-level wines across both varieties.
Beyond the impressive vineyard holdings in Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, and Pommard, many of which have been in his family for over 50 years, and representing some of the most special Monopoles in the Côte de Beaune, Guillaume oversees and produces wines from Saint-Aubin, Gevrey-Chambertin, and Vosne-Romanée, including Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Montrachet, Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, Clos de Vougeot, and Échezeaux. Guillaume possesses a keen focus on type and timing of crushing when it comes to his white wines, and a very labor-intensive, integrative method for many of his red wines. As a result, he is crafting a range of wines that is impressing consumers globally, and garnering huge points with critics across the board.
During one of my early visits to the domaine, Guillaume pulled out a blind like he always does after the barrel tasting. This was a bottle that spoke to his past, present, and future. One of his longtime importers walked in as we were tasting it and Guillaume asked him the vintage, with confidence this gentleman said, “Circa 2012-2014.” Unbeknownst to everyone tasting this pure, expressive and fruit-dense red, we were drinking a 1991 Volnay 1er Caillerets – this speaks volumes to potential of his Côte de Beaune vineyards.