Founded in 1726, Château de Pommard has over 300 years of savoir-faire in wine-making, deep in the heart of the Burgundy. Come with us, for a special tour around the prestigious domaine. . .
Located in the small village of Pommard, this heritage name was bought by American investor and philanthropist Michael Baum in 2014. A challenging decision (then and now), he decided to return the business to its roots and start specializing in biodynamic wines.
The Château is surrounded by Clos Marey-Monge, over 20 hectares of vineyards with seven terroirs - Simone, Les Paules, Grands Champs, Chantrerie, 75 Rangs, Micault, and Émilie. A collection of microclimates and different soil types that produce Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
Because of weather constraints, biodynamic vineyards are practically unknown in Burgundy. Château de Pommard prefers their wine to be ‘made by Nature’, embracing the elements and rhythms rather than attempting to control them. This means that subtleties usually quashed by chemicals or heavy-handed processes, are left to rise to the surface creating healthier, distinct, and more vibrant wines.
The earth is manipulated by hand (plus with the aid of a sturdy horse), each vine cared for by the small team of specialists. Pride and love for the natural product sees everyone united behind a common goal. Flavorful and honest wines. Some of their vines survived two World Wars and are well over 100 years old.
Besides their efforts to produce extraordinary wines, the new owners of Pommard are also taking the time to renovate the chateau and outbuildings, aiming to restore the property to its original glory.
The beautiful chateau and grounds, combined with the team’s warm enthusiasm towards curious wine lovers make Château de Pommard a truly worthwhile stop.
Click below for a video-tour of Château de Pommard:
For more information visit www.chateaudepommard.com
15 Rue Marey Monge, 21630 Pommard
Call +33 (0) 3 80 22 07 99
The Tasting Room is open daily.
Summer (April 1 to November 30) from 9.30 a.m to 6 p.m
and in winter (December 1 to March 31) from 9.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m.
This article originally appeared on page 76 of the September/October 2019 issue of My French Country Home.
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