Frédéric Lafarge produces some of the most consistently fine wines in the Côte de Beaune. The domaine was one of the first to adopt biodynamic methods, and Frédéric is well known for being at the forefront of viti- and -vinicultural practice, which often means going back to the methods of his ancestors, including destemming bunches for some wines by hand. He uses a basket press for many of the wines, which is far more labour intensive, but in his view gives finer, clearer juice, better acidity and more minerality. He even goes so far as to press the grapes with muscle power alone. His small holding of ten hectares enables him to work with speed and flexibility, vital at a time when the weather can be unpredictable and extreme, allowing him to pick his fruit at the perfect moment of ripeness. He and his wife Chantal have now been joined by their daughter Clothilde.