Situated in Bulligny, a quaint village in Lorraine approximately 15 miles southwest of Nancy, Maison Crochet stands as a family-owned winery overseeing a five-hectare vineyard in the process of organic conversion. In 1991, Lionel Crochet and Sandra Laval, along with their three children, ventured to Lorraine to work in the vineyards for two Champagne estates.
Five years later, they assumed control of over three hectares of the very vines they tended, marking the inception of their winemaking journey. By 2000, Maison Crochet proudly presented its inaugural cuvée. In 2004, a significant decision was made to disassociate from the AOC Côtes de Toul.
Fast forward to 2016, and the winery witnessed a generational shift as their eldest child, Wilfried, assumed leadership. Armed with an oenology qualification from the Bordeaux Institute and enriched by an internship at Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Wilfried gained diverse experience through work in Crimea, Greece, and Australia, as well as a five-year stint in Champagne. Upon his return, Wilfried chose the Vin de France category for their wines, allowing greater creative liberty. Embracing a low-intervention approach, all wines from Maison Crochet are crafted with meticulous care.