The charming village of Volnay, lying just south of Beaune in the Côtes de Beaune is home to many top producers. The wine made here is red and produced from the Pinot Noir grape. Although there are no Grands Crus, there are 30 Premier Cru which usually mention the name of the vineyard on the label: For example: Volnay-Clos des Ducs. There are five climats that lie across the border in Meursault, known as a white wine appellation. For this reason, these wines are usually labeled as Volnay-Santenots.
There are 220 hectares of vineyard in Volnay, with 132 hectares being Premier Cru. Often described as one of the most feminine appellations in Burgundy, the wines have good aromatic intensity, with notes of cherry, violet and red currant. These are wines which can be enjoyed relatively young. They are often paired with game and poultry dishes.