The appellation, named after the municipality of the same name, is located in the Côte de Beaune part of the Burgundian Côte d'Or. It adjoins the municipality of Volnay. The Cistercians already owned vineyards here in the 12th century. The cleric Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) described this wine in his famous book "La Situation de la Bourgogne". The vineyards cover 313 hectares of vines. They almost exclusively produce red wines from Pinot Noir with shares of Pinot Liébault (a Pinot Noir clone) and Pinot Gris. The reason why they are among the best known in Burgundy is that they are easy to pronounce. However, to refer to this alone would be unfair, as they are also undeniably among the best. There are about 30 Premiers Crus with 128 hectares of vineyards. The best sites include Chanlins, Épenots, Fremiers, Jarolières, Pézerolles and above all (in terms of quality actually worthy of a Grand Cru) Rugiens. Well-known producers are Bichot (Domaine du Pavillon), Billard-Gonett, Boillot, Château Pommard, Comte Armand, Hospices de Beaune, Lejeune, Domaine Leroy, Machard de Gramont, Montille and Pothier-Rieusset.