The 5 generation family-run estate has 17 hectares of vines in the villages of Davayé, Vergisson, Solutré, Charnay-les-Mâcon, Fleurie, Prissé, Loché, Charnay (Rhône) and sells bottles across France and all over the world. Chavet Wine Estate owns different terroirs and keep being fully committed producing authentic high-quality wines with the Chavet family imprint.
In 1870, Jacques Léger was already a farmer in the Chaponnière neighbourhood of Davayé, where he worked in vineyards and grew multiple crops (e.g. cereals, cows, etc.).
In 1912, his son Philibert Léger was living in Les Durandys in Davayé, solely producing red wines on its 2 hectares of vineyards. He got married to Benoîte Montangérand who came from Chevagny-les-Chevrières (a farmer’s daughter as well).
In 1934, their daughter Jeanne Léger married Jacques Chavet, a winegrower’s son from Davayé.
Their son Michel joined the family business in 1952 and married Annie Gudefin later on in 1969.
In 1971, the Saint Véran appellation was created. At that time, the estate exclusively devoted itself to its 5 hectares of vineyards and started selling its first bottles.
Their son Christophe settled in with them in 1992 and his wife Chrystelle joined him in 2006.