After extensive research and enthusiastic encouragement/help/persuasion from four of our most inspirational winemaking friends (JL Chave, JM Fourrier, PY Colin, Vincent Dancer), we made a fascinating and eye-opening trip to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, in August 2015. Burgundy will always be A&B’s ‘beating heart’ but we needed to take a peep at this dynamic region for ourselves. No other wine region on earth shares such climatic and philosophical similarities with the Cote d’Or.