My name is Corinne Dewailly, and I am a part owner of the Domaine Loubet-Dewailly wine estate in Pommard in the Burgundy region.
I took over this family winery as part of a career conversion project. I represent the 5th generation here and I am the first woman too!
The estate covers an area of 4.5 hectares on the Côte de Beaune, producing mainly red wine under the Volnay and Pommard appellations, as well as white wine under the Puligny Montrachet and Meursault appellations.
During winemaking, I "play" with fluctuations in the temperature of my musts.
To do so, I use Flags (stainless steel plates) that are immersed in the tanks and are used to heat or cool the musts during vinification.
Corinne grew up between Paris and Bourgogne. Her passion for wine goes back to her childhood when she took part in her first harvests at the age of 10 years, and her enthusiasm has grown ever since.
After training to be a psychologist, Corinne Dewailly began her career in human resources, where she worked for 15 years for large groups such as Thales, Axa and SFR before turning her ambition into reality and taking over the family winery.
After a period of study at the wine school in Beaune, she took over in 2011.
About the Domaine Loubet-Dewailly estate:
Steeped in tradition since the late 19th century, the Loubet-Dewailly estate covers an area of 4.5 hectares situated entirely on the Côte de Beaune.
Alexis Loubet laid the foundations of the family winery in the early 20th century in Beaune, where he started out as a wine merchant. The first vineyards in the Côte de Beaune were acquired shortly after. When he died in 1918, his son Auguste took over the reins of the estate. Then, in 1937, the third generation took over with André Loubet.
However, the events of the Second World War forced André to make a number of choices. He decided to concentrate his efforts on developing his land, by purchasing plots rather than dealing in wine. He went on to acquire plots in the prestigious Pommard Epenots and Rugiens vineyards.
When André died in 1984, the estate was passed on to his daughter Anne-Marie and the family tradition lived on. She introduced a white note to the estate that was exclusively dedicated to red wine at that time, introducing well-known appellations such as Meursault and Puligny Montrachet.
In 2002, the 5th generation took over the estate with the arrival of Anne-Marie’s children, Corinne and Alexis.
In 2010, history repeated itself when Corinne and Alexis decided to found a wine trading company.
Describe your project goal
What I would now like to do is to connect these flags to a temperature controller to be able to manage all of my tanks centrally and set their temperatures as accurately as possible.
My project is therefore to finance the acquisition of this system and install it at the end of August to be ready for my next harvest.
I am counting on you to help me and appreciate your support.
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
Installation of an electronic temperature control system including:
A waterproof cabinet, a 54 module system with cable glands ISO 20,
Fuse holders, contactors and switches,
Electronic regulators, sensors and solenoid valves,
RO2V cables, rigid cable conduits and cable trays to house cabling.
Installation of the equipment and electrical connections.