Les Granges-Bernard is a wonderful old Jurassien farm surrounded by
pastures on the plateau behind Menétru, and it is here that
Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet was brought up with her three sisters.
Her mother Marie came from a family of vignerons and her father Denis
farmed mainly cows. He took on some vineyards in the 1980s and, as all
his daughters enjoyed helping, he expanded the business and started
making and selling wine. Marie-Pierre chose a career in wine and after
wine studies in Beaune and an oenology degree at Dijon she worked in
New Zealand, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Champagne before returning to work
in the Jura for several years as cellar manager at La Maison du
Vigneron [the largest négociant in the Jura]. She took over the wine
estate in 2008, whilst one of her sisters runs the farm.
At just 50 hectares Chateau Chalon is home to the extraordinary Vin
Jaune (“Yellow wine”