Les Frères Dutruy

Vines and wines at the very heart
of a century-old heritage

The two brothers

Les Frères Dutruy have based and developed their business on the complicity of two men with complementary talents, supported by a strong family that is fully engaged in seeing the business flourish.

Christian Dutruy

Born in 1975, the father of two girls, Alice and Julie, married to Florence Laroche-Dutruy.

His time is given particularly to the vineyard nursery and managing the staff of 25 people who work year-round. He also takes care of the vineyards, working closely with Julien.

He has a degree from the viticulture and oenology École supérieure (university) of Changins, where he obtained a federal viticulture maîtrise diploma. He completed his studies with different internships in Switzerland before he put his training to work in several cellars in the New World: six months in Napa Valley in California, then South Africa, where at age 23 he worked for Cilmor Winery as manager of a company that produced 15 million litres of wine a year. Christian, who is very involved in professional associations, was president of the Swiss Federation of Wine Nurseries for more than 10 years.

Julien Dutruy

Born in 1980, father of a daughter Ludivine and married to Magali Dutruy, who is also fully involved in the work of the winery.

Julien began his training in Switzerland before studying in France. After Burgundy, where he received a diploma as a viticulture and oenology technician, he went to the University of Bordeaux II Victor Segalen in 2000 where he finished with the title of best of his class, earning a National Oenologist degree.

His internships: in Cully with Jean-Luc Blondel, in Würenlingen with Andreas Meier, in Gevrey-Chambertin at Domaine Trapet, then in Bordeaux at Châteaux Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Canon La Gaffelière, La Mondotte and at Close de l’Oratoire.

Work experience: in Alsace at Domaine Hugel and in New Zealand at Highfield Estate in Marlborough. In addition to overseeing the family cellar’s winemaking he is responsible for marketing Frères Dutruy wines and ensuring the good management of their organic and biodynamic vineyards.