Key dates

  • Inauguration-jarlot

    1984: Creation of Olivier Leflaive Frères

    Everything started with a request from a renowned American importer who was looking for wines from Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet. The family estate had vines in neither appellation nor the capacity to vinify any more grapes. So Olivier created a winemaking business in his own name. His idea, unique in Burgundy, was to buy in grapes and must, vinify and age them according to the same methods used at the family estate and then sell them en primeur, or before bottling. He wasn’t alone in believing in this crazy project – several other people joined him in the adventure including his brother Patrick, who invested in the business and became co-owner. His uncle Vincent also invested and acted in an advisory capacity, introducing him to winegrowers, and eventually to Jean-Marc Boillot who became his winemaker from 1984 to 1988. Together, they brought this haute-couture business to life.

  • Franck Grux

    The arrival of Franck Grux, winery manager

    Franck Grux was a young and talented winemaker who had been working at the Domaine Roulot in Meursault. He rapidly became Olivier’s right-hand man. Since 1988, they have been composing wines from a bold palette, giving free rein to their expertise and intuition.

  • Bouteilles Vin Leflaive

    The 500,000 bar

    Empowered by his success and creativity, Olivier Leflaive Frères passes the bar of half a million bottles.

  • Ouverture table hôtes Olivier Leflaive

    La Table d’Olivier Leflaive

    The conviviality of enjoying a glass of wine amongst friends led Olivier to open Burgundy’s first table d’hôte enabling him to received guests and to introduce them to some of the great wines of Burgundy through a tasting accompanied by regional specialties.

  • Etiquette Chablis Olivier Leflaive

    The Chablis adventure

    As a specialist in white wines, Olivier Leflaive Frères extends its expertise to the Chablis AOC.

  • Patrick Leflaive vignes

    Patrick arrives

    Newly retired from his career in insurance, Patrick leaves Grenoble to join forces with his brother. He handles PR and represents the company overseas. He becomes president of the group.

  • Bouteilles Vin Leflaive

    Pool Logistic

    A major logistical advance: Olivier Leflaive Frères expands its storage facilities by joining forces with some partners to construct a new depot – Pool Logistic – in Meursault. The new facility offers optimum conditions for storing and dispatching the company’s wines.

  • Hôtel La Maison d'Olivier Leflaive

    La Maison d’Olivier Leflaive

    As numbers of diners grow, Olivier decides to open a four-star hotel to allow guests to stay longer and to enjoy the Burgundy experience so dear to him.

  • Julie et Olivier Leflaive

    Julie comes home

    Julie joins in the adventure with her father and takes over running the hotel and the tourism-related aspects of the business.

  • jean-soubeyrand

    Jean Soubeyrand

    Olivier recruits his future general manager and former son-in-law Jean Soubeyrand.

  • prix-oenotourisme-2009-leflaive

    Wine tourism – the rewards

    Olivier Leflaive’s hotel and restaurant win the first prize in the National Oenotourism Awards in the Hotel and Restaurants category.

  • les-vignes-puligny-montrachet

    L’héritage familial

    After several long years, Olivier and Patrick finally receive their family legacy in the form of some fabulous terroirs:

    – Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
    – Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru
    – Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles
    – Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
    – Meursault 1er Cru Blagny Sous le Dos d’Âne



  • Champagne Valentin Leflaive

    From a friendship of two wine and terroir lovers born the Champagne Valentin Leflaive.