France, Burgundy

Established 2005

David Butterfield came to Burgundy by way of Butterfield & Robinson (his family’s travel business). After falling in love with the place (and one of the locals) he joined a work/study program in viticulture and oenology at the local wine school (CFPPA) in Beaune. He was granted a “Brevet Professionnel” from the Ministry of Agriculture of France upon graduation in 2003. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked with several prominent producers in Burgundy and New Zealand before starting his own operation in 2005. Today, Butterfield Wine exists as a small winery in Beaune, where it sources small parcels of quality grapes from around Beaune and Meursault.