Domaine Billaud-Simon

Burgundy, France

Olivier Bailly, Winemaker

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Born in Bourgogne, you could say it was an easy destiny to be a winemaker in the region. But before joining Billaud-Simon in 2014, Olivier forged his experience elsewhere. Following his Oenology and Viticulture studies in Beaune, Montpellier and Dijon, Olivier traveled the world of wine between Switzerland and Chile, gaining precious knowledge in different wine regions. He returned to France in 2006 and worked a few positions in Chablis before settling in at Billaud-Simon when the Faiveley family took over in 2014. Remaining true to the original philosophy of the Domaine, Olivier focuses on the health of his precious vineyard and makes sure the wines produced are a pure expression of Chablis terroir with a peak between 5 and 15 years of age. 

Olivier Bailly, Winemaker