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Domaine Chapel

Domaine Chapel

 Michele Smith-Chapel & David Chapel   Photo Courtesy of Susannah Ireland

Michele Smith-Chapel & David Chapel

Photo Courtesy of Susannah Ireland

 
 

Domaine Chapel is a Beaujolais estate founded by David Chapel and Michele Smith-Chapel in the cru village of Régnié. The Chapels produced their first wine - a 2016 Juliénas “Côte de Bessay” - in partnership with Mathieu and Camille Lapierre, winemakers and owners of acclaimed Morgon estate Domaine Lapierre.

It was back in Beaujolais, while working at Domaine Lapierre in 2013 where David met his future wife, Michele Smith, a wine director based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2015, the Chapels relocated from New York to the Beaujolais to found Domaine Chapel. Starting in 2018, in addition to Juliénas and Beaujolais-Villages, Domaine Chapel will produce two cuvées from their own 3 hectares of vineyards in the crus of Fleurie and neighboring Chiroubles.