The journey

Valentin Leflaive is an invitation to discover the best of what champagne has to offer; an excursion into aromas and memories. It makes any tasting an unforgettable event, because above all, it is the fruit of a human adventure.

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A journey through time

The Valentin Leflaive story has its roots in the history of the Leflaive family, which has been guided for several centuries by a love for Chardonnay and good craftsmanship. Writing today a new page in the family saga, this time involving an exceptional champagne.

A taste for risk

Daring to take risks is practically the trademark of Olivier Leflaive.  When he opened his first guest house in Burgundy, he received the first National Wine Tourism Award, plus the Pionner Terre de Vins Award.

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1580
1870 - 1953
1908 - 1982
1945
2007

MARC LE FLAYVE

First of the name near Beaune

JOSEPH

Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique at age 20. An engeneer in the marine corps, he participated in the design and creation of the first French modern submarine. Domaine Leflaive’s founder.

JO-REGIS

Insurer in Grenoble, then Director of Finance and Administration of the estate.

OLIVIER

Olivier become CEO of Domaine Leflaive with his oncle Vincent. Creation of Maison Olivier Leflaive in 1985. The idea was the offer alternatives from the 100 % Puligny family holding.

VALENTIN

Next generation.
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AVIZE
  • 1580
    Puligny-Montrachet

    MARC LE FLAYVE

    First of the name near Beaune

  • 1870 - 1953
    Puligny-Montrachet

    JOSEPH

    Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique at age 20. An engeneer in the marine corps, he participated in the design and creation of the first French modern submarine. Domaine Leflaive’s founder.

  • 1908 - 1982
    Puligny-Montrachet

    JO-REGIS

    Insurer in Grenoble, then Director of Finance and Administration of the estate.

  • 1945
    Puligny-Montrachet

    OLIVIER

    Olivier become CEO of Domaine Leflaive with his oncle Vincent. Creation of Maison Olivier Leflaive in 1985. The idea was the offer alternatives from the 100 % Puligny family holding.

  • 2007
    AVIZE

    VALENTIN

    Next generation.

Off the beaten track

Like a bold expedition, making a great champagne involves various stages and stopovers. Achieving this meant leaving one’s comfort zone, facing challenges, sometimes going beyond to embark on yet another family adventure.

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A journey of initiation

Valentin Leflaive began its journey of initiation in 2015. It involved a new kind of freedom, leaving Puligny-Montrachet and the wine house’s historical base for Avize on the prestigious Côte des Blancs. In 2020, Valentin Leflaive obtains his approval (Negociant manipulant) and settles in his brand new winery in Oger…

THE DESTINATION

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