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Our History

The vineyard of Pouilly-Fumé dates back to the Vth century,

during the roman era. A reference to the Latin name Pauliacum super Fluvium Ligerim, means Paulus’ Domain. In the Middle Age, the Benedictines monastic congregations started developing the vineyard of Pouilly.



The Marchand genealogy tree brings us back to that year. Indeed At this time, our family was already growing vines.

It is from the XVIIth and the XVIIIth centuries, that the wine trade of Pouilly fume is favoured by the Loire river. From this period on, the Loire river is navigable, some wine-growers exercise several jobs.
In addition to vine-growing, the Marchand family assumed the double task to be a bargeman of Loire. “Kerots” or Querots – the name given to bargeman, became the nickname of the family


The arrival of the railway in Pouilly gave a boost to the forwarding of the wines, especially to the capital. The Marchand family had to give up with bargeman activity in order to develop the wine-making activity.



Pouilly’s vineyard was given the AOC standard: AOC Pouilly Sur Loire issued from Chasselas grape and AOC Pouilly Fumé or Blanc Fumé made of Sauvignon Blanc grape.


That year marks the end of draft horse work in the vineyard. We bought our first straddle tractor.



First participation in a wine fair in Paris.


Jacques Marchand took over his father Lucien Marchand, the so-called “Querot”.



The range is extended with the Cuvée Prestige.


Olivier, Thomas and Clément, Jacques Marchand’s sons founded the trading limited company “SARL Marchand et Fils”.



Following Jacques Marchand retreat, the sons created a family farming corporation, EARL des Kerots. Clément became the manager of the company. Modernization of the wine-making cellar and acquisition of stainless steel vats.


Expanding of the vineyard and turning into integrated viticulture: we ceased the use of weed killers and chemical fertilizers in order to better respect nature.
The range is widened with two extra AOC Pouilly Fumé wines: Kalcaire and Kimmeridgian.