I find new producers any way I can - word of mouth, recommendations from our existing producers, French wine & food magazines, or sometimes even by accident. Any road that leads to a great find is fine by me!
I read every English and French-language Burgundy review I can get my hands on. Over the last couple of years I noticed more and more writers were taking note of Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini in Gevrey-Chambertin, and decided to take a look for myself during our recent extended residency on the Côte d'Or. Not only did I find a new member of the Caveau family, I unearthed a treasure that I hadn't dared dream was still available!
The domaine has a total of 13.58 acres in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St. Denis, and Chambolle-Musigny. Rather nice real estate indeed. Heresztyn-Mazzini is the new incarnation of the old Domaine Heresztyn - which Florence and her husband Simon took over from her parents as of 2012. They've always had great vineyard holdings, but the wines historically were under-performers. (A similar scenario to what I found with Domaine Felettig in Chambolle a few years back.)
Florence and Simon set out immediately to upgrade the viticulture, moved into organic and biodynamic practices, and reduced yields. Just five vintages into the new program in 2016, the proof is in the Grand Cru pudding!