Originally from France, after working 15 vintages around the world we fell in love with Keuka Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region. Owners & Winemakers, Céline and Sébastien Leseurre, share wines made with experience and passion.
“I’m originally from Champagne and my family has been hand crafting wine and growing grapes for 6 generations. I studied viticulture & enology for 6 years in Champagne, and sales & marketing in wine & spirits in Reims for 1 year. Then, my passion for wine and Master OIV MSC diploma lead me to travel the world — visiting 32 countries (connecting with wine producers & oenophiles) in one year!
After 9 vintages in Champagne, I wanted to learn how others were making wine so I visited other parts of France and regions of the world. I worked one vintage in Saint-Émillion (Bordeaux), one in Languedoc-Roussillion (Maury), one in Marlborough (New Zealand), one in Yarra Valley (Australia). Eventually my desire to learn brought me to the Finger Lakes where I found myself quickly connecting with the terroirs and community.”
“I’m originally from the Toulouse region in the southwest of France, and grew up around my grandparents’ vineyard located in the foothills of the Pyrénées. From 2002 until 2005, I took sommelier classes and graduated with a Degree in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Toulouse. Rich from the few years of sommelier classes, I decided that I would like to transform my passion for wine into my professional career, so I worked for a French winery named Le Cellier des Templiers (Languedoc-Roussillon).
Sébastien and I met in New Zealand in 2009 in the beautiful vineyard, Clos Henri Vineyard, where we worked for almost 2 years. We continued travelling the wine world together, and ended up in Australia for the 2011 vintage, handcrafting wine for DeBortoli wines. Then, for almost 2 years, I was the US Brand Ambassador for M. Chapoutier, the world renowned winemaker and producer of the finest Rhône Valley appellations.”
In September 2011, feeling rich from our worldwide experience, we moved to and fell in love with the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Our first vintage together as Domaine LeSeurre was in 2012, and in October 2013 we opened our tasting room in Hammondsport on the east side of Keuka Lake.
We hope that you will enjoy our wines for years to come.
– Céline & Sébastien Leseurre