Once Upon a Time


Our names are Nicholas and Colleen Harbour and we love wine!  So much so that in 2012 we decided to quit our jobs, move to France and follow our passion for wine by starting a winery.  Here is a short history of how we ended up here.

Cheers,   Nicholas & Colleen

Nicholas and Colleen Harbour

Colleen was born in Canada but lived most of her life in the tiny country of Luxembourg.  My history is a bit more complicated; born in the United States, lived in Sweden for several years, moved to Luxembourg, back to the United States and then settled back in Luxembourg.

We met in Luxembourg in the early 2000s during our high school years.  We soon fell in love and eventually moved back to Luxembourg in 2008 where we worked in the financial industry for several years.   In 2012, we made the decision to pursue our dream of making wine in France and moved to Savigny-lès-Beaune, a village in the heart of the Côte-d’Or.

On arrival in Burgundy we attended the wine school in Beaune.  I studied the technical aspects of winemaking and Colleen studied the commercial side of wine.  Before graduating we had already established our winery, a small négociant vinificateur, which we called, Maison Harbour.