The company was founded in 1865 by a fellow whose ancestors had emigrated to Switzerland during the Huguenot persecutions. He returned to France and married a Burgundian lady of property. Camille Giroud took up residence at its present address in the late 1890s.
One of the last of the small negoçiants specializing in “vins de garde”, Bourgogne Rouges that need ten to fifteen years to mature.
The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. Standing against the Montagne du Chaignot, it outlines a slight bend which stretches from the East to South-East. For centuries its renown has been established by Knights of the Order of Malta, monks of the Abbeys of Saint-Andoche d’Autun and Maizières, dukes and kings.
Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.
Camille Giroud Volnay comes from vines that are between 15 and 50 years old, situated in Volnay in the locallity named Les Lurets and Les Cros Martin, under the Premiers Crus area. Facing East/South- East and at an altitude between 225 and 235 metres, they are planted on brown soil made of sediments overlying Jurassic limestone.