The Domaine de Vernus is a new estate created in 2019, and owned by Frédéric Jametton, an ex-insurance broker. The estate is in the heart of the vineyards of the Régnié-Durette municipality. The property is steeped in history and is located on the heights near the Cadole and Vergers plots. It has a panoramic view of Mont Brouilly and the hilly Beaujolais countryside.
Domaine de Vernus is run by famous consultant winemaker, Guillaume Rouget, son of Emmanuel Rouget. Producing red, mostly Crus, from their 12 hectares of vines and a sustainable approach to viticulture.
The philosophy of Domaine de Vernus is right out of the Burgundian playbook: Seek out small plots of old goblet vines within the finest Crus, eschew chemicals, restore soil health, and harvest at lower yields. In the winery, they destem depending on the character of the vintage, ferment in stainless steel, and then mature the wines in Burgundian oak barrels.