The Vineyard of Chablis is located in Burgundy, 200km south of Paris The Vilain family has cultivated vines here for several generations. Brothers Henri and Clovis, born in 1907 and 1911, first developed the family vineyard. The next generation with Gabriel and Lucette, launched the marketing of wine in bottles. The Villains were kindly introduced to us by the Chablis maestro Bernard Raveneau. Chablis soils are composed of Kimmeridgian clay-limestone and contain many fossils, some of which are small oysters, testifying to the presence of salt-water millions of years ago. This probably explains why their soils give Chablis wines their mineral, iodine character, which is so good for accompanying seafood or fish.