In 1940, Raoul Denis, winemaker of the prestigious Hospices de Beaune – as had been his father and grandfather, decided to exploit the 2 hectares of vines that then constituted the small family holding. In 1972, they created the company Denis Père et Fils with their first son, Roland, and his wife, Annick, while the vineyard expands and in particular is enriched by the inclu- sion of the Ile des Vergelesses appellation. In 1982, with some new plantings and the acquisition of prestigious parcels inclu- ding Corton-Charlemagne and Aloxe-Corton, the direct commercialization of the wines from their 10 hectares of vines started to take off. Today, the vineyard covers 12 hectares. Which is still relatively small, but rich in the variety of appellations!