William Fèvre

Chablis, France

William Fèvre declared his first vintage in 1959, marking the birth of the domaine and a pivotal moment in the production of quality-focused Chablis. Garnering over 250 years of family experience working the land in this region, Fèvre established himself as a winemaker with a modest seven hectares of vineyards. Slowly and methodically, the domaine acquired new vineyard sites in Chablis over the years, all situated in historic terroirs. At the same time, it became synonymous with technological advancement and led the charge of environmental stewardship, embracing organic viticulture since 2000 (certification commencing from the 2023 vintage), and biodynamic practices initiated in 2010 across 32 hectares.
The vineyards boast an impressive average vine age ranging from 30 to 60 years, with some dating back to the 1940s. Aging of the crus takes place for 13 to 14 months, with 40 to 50% of the harvest spending 5 to 6 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, without new oak.
Today, Domaine William Fèvre is not only one of the most influential landowners in Chablis — possessing an impressive 70 hectares of vineyards (all vinified separately) — they also indisputably have the greatest holdings, including 15.9 hectares classified as Premiers Crus and 15.2 as Grand Crus. A new chapter began for the estate in 2024, when it was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild, owned by the esteemed Lafite family.


Chablis Domaine

Chablis, France

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Didier Séguier, Director, Winemaker

The childhood and youth of Didier Séguier traverse the agricultural and wine-growing regions of France. Born in Cognac, he grew up in Bordeaux where his parents were surrounded by winemaker friends. Cellar visits punctuated these years, leading him to a viticulture-enology baccalaureate in Sauternes and then to a BTS (Advanced Technician’s Certificate) that he obtained in Avize.
Champagne introduced him to a different world and different methods, and it was during an internship at Veuve Clicquot that he first met Joseph Henriot. At that time, Didier considered taking over a vineyard and extended his technical
apprenticeship with commercial training in Paris.
In 1992, Didier applied to Bouchard Père et Fils as Cellar Master. For six years, he learned the finesse of the great terroirs of Burgundy.
In 1998, at the age of thirty, Didier Séguier took over the direction of Domaine William Fèvre.
Accompanied by François Ménin, Vineyard Manager, and Pascal Reynaud, Cellar Master, Didier has been committed to environmental viticulture since 2000, combining tradition and innovation. The respect for the Chablis terroir has always been a driving force for the estate, continuing after its acquisition by Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite in January 2024.

Saskia de Rothschild, Owner

Saskia de Rothschild is the chairwoman of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite). Born into the esteemed Rothschild family, and with a background in business and finance, Saskia brings a modern perspective to the traditional art of winemaking, ensuring the continued success and innovation of the family's wine estates.

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