Volnay, Côte-d'Or

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Coat of arms of Volnay
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Volnay is located in France
Coordinates: 47°00′08″N 4°46′56″E / 47.0022°N 4.7822°E / 47.0022; 4.7822Coordinates: 47°00′08″N 4°46′56″E / 47.0022°N 4.7822°E / 47.0022; 4.7822
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Ladoix-Serrigny
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Glantenay
Area1 7.55 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 286
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21712 /21190
Elevation 209–393 m (686–1,289 ft)
(avg. 265 m or 869 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Volnay is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

In the middle of the Côte de Beaune, it is a well-known appellation of Burgundy wine.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 424 —    
1968 464 +9.4%
1975 452 −2.6%
1982 411 −9.1%
1990 355 −13.6%
1999 323 −9.0%
2008 286 −11.5%


In general the wines are lighter than most other red Burgundies from the Côte-d'Or. 80,000 cases of red wine come from its 242ha of vineyards, of which 115ha is split among 26 Premier Crus.[1] The most notable of these are Bousse d'Or, Champans, Clos des Chenes, Clos des Ducs, Les Caillerets, Santenots and Taille Pied.

Red wine from the Santenots vineyard is classified as Volnay Santenots, whereas white wine from the same vineyard can call itself Meursault Premier Cru or Meursault Santenots.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The Villages". Bouchard Père et Fils. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Coates, Clive (1997) Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy Weidenfeld Nicolson ISBN 0-297-83607-2

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