On a modest scale, we began with some ares of vines and a
"stack of straw" adjacent to a sheep pen! Year in year out, harvest after
harvest, we extended our winery and our business started thriving.
Domaine is divided into différents vineyards: Éric Dampt, Emmanuel Dampt and Hervé DAMPT, "DAMPT Frères
Earl" and Earl DAMPT-DUPAS, Earl Les Preuses...
difficult to mention one Dampt member only as we are all complementary. Éric
is the first one who adopted the vineyard. His specialty ? The mechanization
and management of the processing in terms of reasonable struggle... During
the vintages, he organizes and schedules the “machine” vintages… Then comes
Emmanuel who handles the wine press during the vintage period, the wine
making and the maturing of wine, the bottling and the commercialization.
For his part, Hervé, the youngest brother, is continuing the development of
his organic farming.
It is to
Jacky Poussière, Dampt's partner, that was given the task to the manual
conduct of the vineyard.
The Dampt Vineyard
covers the 3 Valleys of Yonne, Serein and Armançon.
We are operating in 16
villages of the Chablisian vineyard (Vallée du Serein): Beines, Béru, Chablis, Chichée,
Collan, Courgis, Fleys, Fontenay-près-Chablis, Fyé, la-Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Lignorelles,
Maligny, Milly, Poinchy, Prehy and Villy,
in 5 villages of the Tonnerrois vineyard (Vallée de
l'Armançon): Epineuil, Junay, Molosmes, Tonnerre and Vaulichères,
and 2 villages of the Auxerrois vineyard
(Vallée de l'Yonne): Irancy and Saint Bris.
Since July, 1st 2019 Domaine Dampt vineyard has been certified as "High
Environmental Value" (HEV Certification). ► [more
Video of our winery made during the
harvest - september 2019 © Aurore Laffay