Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Records mention the existence of the vineyard at least as early as 1592. The estate was founded by two families, the Chatonnets and the Cantenants. In more recent times, for two centuries, Château Ausone was the property of the Vauthier and the Dubois-Challon families.
Today it belongs to Alain Vauthier and his sister Catherine, who bought their aunt Hélyette Dubois-Challon’s share in 1997. Alain Vauthier runs the estate and makes the wine. Since 2005 his daughter Pauline, a qualified oenologist, has been working with him.
“Bordeaux is my homeland, with its gentle breeze, its merciful sky, the generous gifts of its fertile soil, its long spring and its warming morning mists. The mighty tidal river, below the vine-bedecked slopes foams and boils as it surges towards the sea like a wave.”
Procession of famous towns, Ausonius