Domaine des Comtes Lafon: a timeline

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Comtes Lafon

Comtes Lafon: a timeline

1864
Birth of Jules Lafon

1894
Lafon marries Marie Boch, whose family owns an estate in Meursault

1918
Jules Lafon receives the title of papal count

1931
Lafon resigns as a lawyer to work full-time at the domaine

1940
Death of Jules Lafon

1955
Jules’s surviving son Henri considers selling the domaine, but Henri’s son René (pictured above with his son Dominique) opposes the idea

1956
René Lafon takes control and names the estate Domaine des Comtes Lafon

1958
Birth of René’s son Dominique

1987
Dominique Lafon takes control of the domaine

1993
Sharecropping agreements end, giving Lafon complete control

1998
The domaine becomes fully biodynamic

1999
The Lafon family begins acquiring vineyards in Mâcon

2007
Dominique Lafon becomes a winemaking consultant for Evening Land Vineyards in Oregon

2010
The domaine acquires half of Domaine René Manuel, thus expanding by 3.5ha

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