Present in a large part of the Beaujolais appellations, our wines have the richness of their soils. By respecting the soils and the grapes, the unique terroir of our plots is expressed in their uniqueness. The work in our vines is exclusively manual and carried out by us. For us, all interventions on the vine (pruning, disbudding, lifting, mowing the grass, shearing, monitoring the health status, harvesting, etc.) respect the soil and its neighboring biodiversity.

Appropriation of the local and natural environment is essential for us. The hedges, the surroundings and plant beds, the trees nearby are an integral part of our vines. Likewise, they are protected and conserved in order to provide nesting areas and nesting boxes for birds, bats, etc. We always favor the maintenance and conservation of these unique habitat areas for wildlife. Surrounded on a daily basis by this richness, our natural environment is unique.

Our BEAU-jolais is a “single-varietal” region: gamay for our red wines and now, a little chardonnay for our white wines.

Known throughout the world for its wines, our local territory has inherited the richest and most complex geology in France. Our BEAUJ-jolais is an exceptional heritage and labeled “UNESCO World Geopark”. The diversity of the subsoil and its landscapes is born from the convergence of many phenomena and geological structures.

This History, which is several hundred million years old, combines with us today in the ancestral cultivation of our vines and in respect for the terroirs and subsoils that are alive and well.

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3 Morgon
4 Chiroubles
5 Fleurie
6 Moulin-à-vent
7 Julienas
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Ground work

Depending on the exposure and the slope, some of our plots are grassed. This technique optimizes dense underground biodiversity. The preservation of this eco-system guarantees natural fertilization, soil stability and the absence of herbicides.

The family’s winegrowers have always clearly respected this notion of terroir. Our wines are the image of our terroirs: expression and authenticity. Our wines breathe the elements of their surrounding diversity.

All our plots are worked according to the “High Environmental Value” specifications, level III. This environmental certification system is a voluntary commitment on our part. The identification and promotion of environmental practices such as respect for biodiversity, the use of suitable phytosanitary products, personal management of fertilization and good practice of water resources are the foundations of our operation.

Each vintage is accompanied by climatic hazards and decision-making inherent in our vineyard. We do everything in our power to respect traditional work. We support our vines by adapting regularly to the weather and the advancement of the vegetative stage only alone! Mother Nature will have decided.

The long winter pruning period, lifting and shearing in summer and then the health monitoring of the plots are all done by us. This regularity of tasks is our daily life and our passion. We are at the service of our vines to guarantee them the best.


Our vinifications are inseparable from respect for our environment upstream of the process. Indeed, a beautiful harvest with healthy and fully ripe grapes will benefit vinification and aging. All the oenological stages are enhanced by a clean and fair harvest.

The harvest start date is an alchemy between the richness of sugars and the phenological and aromatic maturity of the different plots. This anchoring is the reference to the future quality of our wines.

We produce authentic wines, local wines with rich taste and olfactory qualities.

Picked at full maturity by the hands of our team of grape pickers, the fruits are neither altered by waiting, nor by a machine. Just picked up, the grapes take less than an hour to reach our cuvage. The bunches are carefully sorted before reaching all the vinification vats. Then after a few days, here it is! “Paradise”: the first pressed juice from whole grapes, a fruity and slightly tannic juice in the process of happiness and the delicacies of our vines.

With us, the traditional vinification known as “Beaujolaise” is emblematic to offer fruity, aromatic and crunchy wines. It consists of semi-carbonic maceration: harvesting whole bunches in order to preserve the integrity of the berries and vatting them without prior destemming.

To live this period of sharing and exchange, teamwork with precision and organization is essential for proper functioning. Depending on the vintage, the harvest of our bunches lasts at least about three weeks.

At the end of the harvest, the vinification and aging will excel in our cellars. We love this step: that of creating wines that reflect our sensibility and image.

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You have to be elitist with your vines to offer wines of ever greatest quality, but it is a mistake to be so with your customers. Discovering, sharing and transmitting are the values that motivate me. my job makes sense when it satisfies the greatest number.

Bottling process – packing

In the cellar, the wines continue to mature and will wait until the following spring at least to be bottled. Some of our vintages are stored in barrels and in tuns for a rest between 9 and 12 months. This aging gives roundness and intensity to our wines.

Family inheritance from a cooper grandfather, we put a lot of heart into working our barrels. We do not seek to “afforest” but rather to round off our wines thanks to the micro-oxygenation between the wood of the barrel, the atmosphere of our cellars and the stored wine.

The love of wood, its material and texture, the smell given off by these containers fascinates us every time. We use this method of ancestral containers as in the days of the old winegrowers of our family. Long hours of patience and observation are needed to determine the right time to draw.

All our wines are bottled and packaged on site, in our cellars and by us. The different stages: placing the bottles one by one on a receiving belt, filling the bottles, affixing the stopper, crimping the cap and dressing the bottle with the label and back-label are carried out with precision and rigor.

Then, the nicely dressed bottles will be put in cardboard boxes, packaged for sale and delivery. They will then meet on your table for our greatest pleasure … they will certainly have plenty of anecdotes to tell you about us and the estate!

VILLIE MORGON: land of Beaujolais Vineyard

Since 1825, Aucoeur’s name is associated with the village of Villié-Morgon.

Villié-Morgon is a small municipality located in the center of the Beaujolais vineyards territory. This region of the southern of Bourgogne includes some of the great vineyards called “Beaujolais rouges”. It connects the plain of Saone, from Belleville (Blue Beaujolais) to the softwood forests of Haut Beaujolais (Green Beaujolais).

Despite wonderful landscapes composed of hills and plains, forests, rivers and meadows, Beaujolais is first famous for its vineyards. Its name comes from Beaujeu, the historic capital, whose lords have always been linked to the crown of France.

Villié-Morgon lives naturally at the rhythm of the vineyards and of its seasons: dressed in bright colors in autumn, covered with grapes in the summer, verdant in spring and resting in winter.

The village organizes shows throughout the year. So many opportunities to visit us…

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Our values

Finding precious grapes and ensuring the value of ignored wines: That is Aucoeur main key.
The greatness of a discovery is to be able to share it.
Transmission is the basis of Aucoeur family. It has been sustaining the old Domain in Morgon since 1825.