Les Grands Epenots: This 10.76-hectare Premier Cru climat, combined together with the 19.76-hectare Les Petits Epenots, comprises the Premier Cru lieu-dit, Les Epenots, situated in the Pommard appellation. Each climat is in turn composed of two parcels. Les Grands Epenots is situated adjacent to Les Petits Epenots, on the Volnay side, along the RN 73. At an altitude of 240-260 meters, the vineyard faces south, southeast and the stony, well-drained soil is composed of clay-limestone colluvium over a limestone base.
The name Epenots dervives from onetime presence of buissons epineux, the spiny bushes that grew in the fields there.