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Château de Pommard

Burgundy’s Greatest Family

In 1795, two iconic French families, the Mareys and Monges, were united in marriage to create a dynasty that still echoes with reverence throughout Burgundy today.

The origins of Château de Pommard and Clos Marey-Monge – as we know them today – date back to the origins of one of the oldest and most respected families in all of Burgundy – Marey-Monge. Throughout the region the name can be seen. In Beaune, the beating heart of Burgundy, and the next village north of Pommard, statues of the famed French mathematician Gaspard Monge can be viewed. The city’s library, and a brasserie or two, share his name too.

The same goes for the Marey family, with statues of many of the eminent sons of Nicolas-Joseph Marey and Émilie Monge scattered throughout towns – from Volnay to Vosne-Romanée – where the Marey-Monge family had stretched out their winemaking empire.

But none of the fame, fortune, or fine wine, that would come to define the essence of Burgundy over the next four centuries would have happened if it wasn’t for Mr Claude Marey, back in 1763.