Jean-Marc Brocard established himself in the village of Préhy, just to the south-west of Chablis, in 1973, shortly after marrying a vigneron’s daughter from St-Bris. Today the domaine, a mix of their own property and long-term farming contracts, covers 200 hectares, while Jean-Marc has handed over day-to-day responsibilities to his son Julien and son-in-law Frédéric Gueguen. Julien has been instrumental in converting the vineyards to biodynamic principles.
Since the beginning, Jean-Marc Brocard was committed to a healthier culture, respectful of its environment. In 1997, a first plot of 11 hectares of Chablis was grown organically and with biodynamic practices.
Today, that has grown to 60 hectares certified organic farming and 40 biodynamic hectares. This makes Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard one of the first organic Chablis and Burgundy wine producers.