While the information is spotty on when these vines entered the Vincent family, there
are some accounts of Jean Marc tasting wines made in 1947 by his grandfather. Jean Marc’s appreciation for this longevity and quality coming from the lessor followed
vines of Santenay urged him to leave his home in Alsace to rescue the family vineyard
holdings out of contractual obligations. Between 1970 and 1997 the domaine’s holdings had been up for rent, however by 2003 Jean Marc had everything at 99%
percent organic and their holdings now cover a modest 5 hectares, producing about 2100 cases across 10-15 bottlings. ‘Les Gravières’ consists of vines between 50-60 years of age and can see up to 100% whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel, followed by up to 50% new oak, depending on the vintage characteristics.