Sylvain Cathiard

“Sylvain Cathiard is the archetypal Burgundy producer,” writes top British wine writer Jamie Goode. “He works the family domaine, established by his grandfather in the 1930s, together with his wife Marinette and son Sébastien. He has 4.2 hectares of vines spread around 11 plots, including a 0.17 hectare plot of Romanée St Vivant, with the majority of the holdings in Vosne-Romanée. And the wines from this modest producer are rightly highly sought after. ‘When we started we had to look for customers,’ says Sylvain. ‘Now  it’s customers who are calling me. I was really surprised to become this famous.’ Indeed, his success has been relatively recent.”

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