Benoit Girardin is a winemaker and proprietor of his eponymous winery, Domaine Benoit Girardin, located in the Burgundy region of France. The winery is based in the village of Santenay, which is located in the southern part of the Côte d'Or.
Benoit Girardin is part of a winemaking family with a long history in the region, dating back to the 17th century. He started working in the family winery at a young age and eventually took over the operation of the winery from his father. In 2008, Benoit Girardin founded his own winery with his wife, Karine, and began producing wines under his own label.
The vineyards of Domaine Benoit Girardin are spread across several villages in the Côte de Beaune, including Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, and Puligny-Montrachet. The winery is known for producing high-quality white wines, particularly Chardonnay, which is the dominant grape variety in the region.
Benoit Girardin is known for his traditional winemaking techniques, which emphasize the use of natural yeasts and minimal intervention in the winemaking process. The winery produces a range of wines, including both red and white Burgundies, as well as a sparkling wine made using the traditional method. The wines of Domaine Benoit Girardin are highly regarded for their balance, purity, and expression of the terroir of the region.