Aucoeur family and its wines

The Aucœur family owns the oldest family domain in Villié Morgon. It offers fruity wines with character and an excellent level of quality and price.

Arnaud Aucoeur

Viticulturist and winemaker

With his grandfather Jean-Pierre, Arnaud learns to work in vines at the age of 18. He completes his training with a BTEC in oenology to upgrade his knowledge and to improve his experiences.

After two years specialization in Marketing, Arnaud buys all the vines of his aunt, and thus obtains the oldest family domain of Morgon village. Like his grandfather, Arnaud prefers quality over quantity. So, he plants each year bots of vines, to ensure the transmission of this heritage of 10 generations Aucoeur.

The whole production is done manually, in the respect of the tradition of the Aucoeur first generations. Each vine planted requires a meticulous work that only people can realize with as much attention.

Shearing, tying up and harvesting are all tasks performed manually. During harvest, we enjoy of a few festive and happiness weeks, our home welcomes about forty women and men. They are all trained to harvest the new vintage and reproduce the ancestral gestures of grapes picking, fruit of one year work.

Transmission is a fundamental value for the Aucoeur family. To perpetuate the legacy of his ancestors, Arnaud makes some of his wines, including the “Moulin à vent”, in wooden containers. Barrels, tons and semi-casks are housed on the farm, to delight fans of onéo-tourism, hosted by Arnaud and Mélanie Aucoeur throughout the year.

More than a winemaker, Arnaud Aucoeur is before anything else a passionate of discovery and sharing. So he crosses around Beaujolais, and ensures the promotion and the value of ignored wines by a very precise winemaking process. For Arnaud, emotion arises from the balance between tradition and modernity. So he works in partnership with viticulturists and trusts them for vines culture. Later, he takes care of the winemaking that it realizes according to the processes and Aucoeur signature.

He likes to make fruity wines with character, and this winemaking gives to the Morgon, Beaujolais or Mâconnais Aucoeur, all their particular and unique taste.

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Mélanie Aucoeur

The coming back

Natureloveuse and adept of the outdoors, Mélanie, then a young graduate of a Masters in Management, fell under the spell of the one she rubbed shoulders with on the school benches. A few years later, the two inseparable lovers, give birth to the first of their four children, and thus open the first chapter of the 12th generation Aucoeur.

At the dawn of giving birth to their second child, Mélanie, then a manager in a Lyon company, joined the family estate, to use her organizational and logistical skills. Quickly, the field is structured, organized and emancipated. His university career and his experiences in large companies allow him to understand the field with a certain distance, formalized objectives and ambitions marked out on a roadmap.

With particular enthusiasm, generosity and humility, Mélanie Aucoeur offered to the 1825 old domain, a contemporary dimension, necessary for the future of the company, and a new generation of four Aucoeur who respond to the sweet first names of Adrien, Constant , Rose and Aimée.


Young winemakers ?

Future generation of family winemakers? our two elders in love with Nature and passionate about the vineyard, have chosen to follow our path.

Both students in viticulture and oenology, they acquire technical knowledge during internships with other passionate winegrowers, particularly in Burgundy and Beaujolais. They also want to learn abroad to open up new horizons to our family estate. Before leaving, still young! they are there by our side for various tasks, both in the cellar and in the vineyard.

As for our daughters, their youth and their love of living in the great outdoors is well anchored. They like to garden, live outdoors, cycle and of course be surrounded by our animals. The future of the Aucoeur family winegrowers seems to continue for a long time to come …


Passion and knowledge

Throughout the year, our team of permanent and seasonal staff surround us. The many works in the vineyard, all different according to the seasons and the vintages, must be carried out with precision. Vineyard technicians, some take care of our vineyard and our vines on a daily basis : pruning, tying-up, shearing, strawy,harvesting… and above all of working the soil.

In the cellar, the tasks are different with cleaning the tanks and barrels, bringing in the harvest with all the essential process at harvest time (emptying the tanks, de-vetting, pressing the grapes, etc.) but also preparing the orders.