About us

The maps and the application that you find on this site were created by enthusiasts of Burgundy, supervised by the greatest experts in the vineyards of Burgundy.

Who we are

Jacques MICHOT

A draftsman, printer and photoengraver by training, Jacques Michot is passionate about art. His many artistic qualities are expressed in the service of his passion: eye to choose colors always oriented towards beauty and excellence, hand to retouch negatives of photos, mind always alert to imagine the best adapted techniques, pugnacity to work his art tirelessly.

After many years devoted to the production of postage stamps, to art publishing as a technical advisor, printer, photoengraver, at the dawn of his retirement, he founded the company "SEPIA Art & Cartography" with his wife Léone and some friends to create beautiful works of art in printing.
Thus, Jacques Legrand is not mistaken when he jointly publishes with Jacques Michot "The Atlas of the Grands Vignobles de Bourgogne". He knows his qualities perfectly.

This work gave birth to the two maps "Côte de Nuits" and "Côte de Beaune". In the new edition of the Atlas, the new editors recognise in Jacques Michot, "this tireless perfectionist to whom we owe the rigor and artistic beauty of these maps".
Photo Jacques Michot
Sylvain PITIOT

Sylvain PITIOT

A topographer engineer by training, he converted to viticulture after a harvest in Meursault, during which he met his wife Valérie Poupon.

Successively winemaker of the Domaine des Hospices de Beaune, head of culture, consultant, teacher and manager of wine estates, since 1996 he has been manager of a Grand Cru estate in the Côte de Nuits.

It was in order to better understand the great vineyards of Burgundy that he undertook, in 1978, a detailed mapping of the Climates and the localities of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits.


When he started as manager of his wife's estate in Meursault then wine merchant in Beaune, he also devoted his entire life to reading and writing according to the Latin precept: 'Nulla dies sine linea' (not a day without a line) .

In a clear and precise style, with sensitivity, he used his knowledge of the terroirs and his passion for tasting to present Burgundy wines as objects of art and culture.
Pierre Poupon
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