Isabelle and Denis Pommier are two passionate winemakers who founded their own winery, Domaine Pommier, in 1990 in Poinchy, in the heart of the vineyards of the Chablis appellation. This meant converting the family-owned buildings, equipping them with wine presses, tanks and other equipment and machines, as well as partially replanting the existing vineyards and converting them to organic viticulture. Today they sell their Chablis organic wine on almost every continent.
Poinchy is a small town near Chablis, about 150 km northwest of Dijon in Burgundy. Chardonnay grapes are used here to produce white wines, which are famous worldwide for their complex mineral, fruity aroma and taste.
They owe these characteristics to the deep soils in the vineyards, which consist of deep layers of limestone and clayey marl and contain fossilized marine organisms. Chardonnay vines thrive on it in a relatively mild climate, provided they are not damaged by frequent spring frosts.