Since 1936, the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation has been a controlled designation of origin (AOC). Gevrey-Chambertin is an appellation located in the town of Gevrey-Chambertin.The vineyard covers more than 410 hectares, it is one of the most important vineyards in Burgundy. South of Dijon, at the foot of the combe de Lavaux, the grands crus: Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Chapelle-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Griottes-Chambertin, Latricières-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin, Mazoyères-Chambertin and Ruchottes Chambertin (which are appellations in their own right) occupy the slopes.
The premiers crus of Burgundy from the Gevrey-Chambertin vineyard are located on the gravelly soils to the north. And it is on the brown limestone soils of the piedmont that the village designation extends. The Gevrey-Chambertin appellation wines have an aging potential ranging from 3 to 15 years.