The family-owned Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils was created in 1955 with only two hectares in the village of Vosne-Romanée. When Daniel’s children joined the business, one in particular took the most interest: Patrice. As author and Master of Wine Clive Coates noted in his seminal book, “Côte d’Or,” it was Patrice who, at the age of 17, “...decided to put up a notice outside the winery and start selling bottles to passing tourists. In 1973, this was rare in Burgundy.” Starting in the ’80s, Patrice became the winemaker and public face of their domaine. At the turn of the millennium, he and his wife left to expand Domaine Michèle et Patrice Rion—an estate Patrice had originally created in 1990. Since then, his new venture has slowly acquired Premier Cru parcels and widespread acclaim in the press and among sommeliers has followed.