The Bichot family settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois and since that time he family’s coat of arms has not changed since nor has its symbol, a doe. In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a wine trading business in his name in Monthélie. His son, Hippolyte, succeeded him and bought the first vines in Volnay, already convinced that upstream control was essential. His son, Albert Bichot, the first to bear the name, gave the family business new momentum in the late 19th century and settled in the centre of Beaune once and for all in 1912. Over the next 112 years the family business would steadily grow a footprint of estate vineyards and grower relationships ranging from Chablis through the Cote d’Or and into Beaujolais.

The current Bichot, Alberic, joined the family business in the 1990s with a passion for organics and further expanding the family’s vineyard holdings of premium burgundy. These holdings now total 6 estates, covering Burgundy from north to south. He has completed the organic conversion of more than 47 different appellations across the estates, with more on the horizon. Alberic also continues his family’s involvement in the burgundy community. For over 15 years, Maison Albert Bichot has been the leading buyer at the Hospices de Beaune wine auction, continuing their charitable contributions that started with the purchase of their first barrel in 1876.

The LCBO has opened a Special Offer of selected Bichot estate wines for sale while supplies last. Highlights include bottlings of Chablis Grand Cru Vaudesirs, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses, Pommard Clos des Ursulines (organic), and Corton-Charlemange Grand Cru (organic) wines in standard and large format bottles.

Wines can be ordered through the LCBO Special offer page here.