This Ligniers have been vignerons since the mid 19th century. Today the domaine is owned by Georges Lignier with the winemaking and daily management handled by his nephew Benoit Stehly. As has been the situation with many old Burgundy domaines the inclusion of the expertise of the young generation has had a dramatic and very positive effect on the quality of wine.
Much of the domaines vines were planted in the 1920's. The maturity of the vines combined with a policy "viticulture raisonnee" (winegrowing with minimal chemical intervention) results in deeply coloured and flavoured wines from their prestigious appellations.
The wines are also reasonably priced.