We moved to Burgundy in 2017 with the aim of making our own wines. Inspired by our longstanding love of Burgundian wines and a harvest spent in Savigny-lès-Beaune, Joachim left the finance industry to become a micro-producer (négociant) of Burgundy wines. After studying viticulture and oenology in Beaune, Joachim started Maison Skyaasen. We made our first vintage in the old cuverie and vaulted cellars of our home in Meursault in 2019.
Joachim grew up in Norway and Olivia in San Francisco, California, our paths first crossing in Middlebury, Vermont during our university studies. Joachim’s work in finance took him to Switzerland and the UK, with Olivia’s work in the humanitarian field taking her to Senegal, South Sudan, the DRC, the UK and Switzerland.
When not working in our cellars or cuverie, Joachim can be found in the vines. Olivia continues her work in the humanitarian sector, returning to Meursault each week from Geneva, Switzerland. We are delighted to share our wines and our story and hope you will come visit us for a tasting in beautiful Meursault. -Skyaasen