The appellation named after the homonymous municipality lies in the Côte de Beaune on the Burgundian Côte d'Or, She joins the community Volnay on. The Cistercian already had vineyards here in the 12th century. The clergyman Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) described this wine in his famous book "La Situation de la Bourgogne". The vineyards cover 313 hectares of vineyards. There are almost exclusively red wines Pinot Noir with shares of Pinot Liébault (a Pinot Noir clone) and Pinot gris vinified. As a reason that they are among the best known of the Burgundy count, is always called the easily auszusprechende name. But to refer to that would be unjust, because they are undeniably one of the best. There are about 30 Premiers Crus with 128 hectares of vineyards. Among the best locations are Chanlins, Épenots, Fremiers, Jarolières, Pézerolles and above all (in terms of quality actually Grand-Cru-worthy) Rugiens. Well-known producers are Bichot (Domaine du Pavillon), Billiards-Gonett, Boillot, Château Pommard, Comte Armand, Hospices de Beaune, Lejeune, Domaine Leroy Machard de Gramont, Montille and Pothier-Rieusset.