Wine company based in Beaune in french Burgundy (must not be confused with Bouchard Aîné or Bouchard Finlayson). The company building dates from the 15th century and is close to the city wall, the huge cellars are located under the medieval fortifications. It was founded by textile merchant Michel Bouchard in 1731; Son Joseph started acquiring vineyards. Today the company acts as Weinhandelshaus. Négociant and producer. The own vineyards cover around 130 hectares of vineyards in the area Cote d'Or in the appellations Cote de Beaune and Cote de Nuits, or in many of the municipal appellations such as Aloxe-Corton Gevrey-Chambertin Meursault Montrachet Nuits-Saint-Georges Savigny-lès-Beaune Grand Cru Premier Cru wine scandal Henriot Grape must and young wines purchased from contract partners and processed. In 1998, the renowned Chablis producer William Fèvre was acquired.