Jerome Castagnier took offer his family domaine following the retirement of his father Guy in 2007. In his prior life Jerome was a professional trumpet player who has played for heads of state. Today, he divides his time between directing Domaine Castagnier's winemaking and conducting a respected Burgundy-based orchestra.
The domaine's new found success can be attributed to Jerome's ability to untilize the wonderful vineyards assembled by his maternal grandfather Gilbert Vadey. Numerous well-sited parcels in the Cote de Nuits were purchased following World War II. The domaine owns Grand Cru vineyards in Clos de la Roche, Clos-St-Denis, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos Vougeot. There are also charming villages wines from Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny. Many have very old vines. In addition Jerome's negociant arm bottles some serious whites.
The quality here has rocketed since Jerome took over and Domaine Jerome Chezeaux is worth a serious look - especially at the very reasonable prices at which they are offered.