All wine connoisseurs associate “Pommard” with promisingly high-quality Burgundy wine.
The village, 250m above sea level and 4 km from Beaune, is nestled in vineyards and clos.
We hope Armelle‘s photography will tempt you to pay us a visit…
The terroir in Pommard produces red wine made exclusively from the Pinot Noir grape variety (309 acres of premiers crus on well-drained limestone clay and 524 acres of village appellation).
Its excellence was recognized in the Middle Ages and, in the 19th century, spread across the entire world.
Strength, elegance and unique aromas are characteristics of these deep red wines.
It is said that the name Pommard originates from Pomona, goddess of fruit and gardens, who was worshipped by Pommard’s first inhabitants.
Similarly to Beaune, the greatest number of vineyards in the 11th century belonged to dukes, princes and religious orders. In the 13th century, this land belonged to Alix de Vergy, wife of the duke of Burgundy, Eudes II. It was then the property of the archbishops of Lyon, returning later to the large ducal families: Vienne, Montjeu, Salins… La Maison Dieu, built in 1095, donates its numerous vines to the Dijon Saint Bénigne Cathedral, the Collégiale Church of Beaune, the Basilica of Saint Andoche and the Val des Choux, Cîteaux and Maizières Abbey’s clergymen, the Knights of Saint John and to the Hospices de Beaune.
BUT WHAT ELSE IS POMMARD KNOWN FOR?
It is home to a very good bakery, an excellent delicatessen, a chocolatier, a café, 3 restaurants and the Château de Pommard;
A wine brotherhood called “Le Souverain Bailliage” available for important events;
A school that works hard so it does not close down;
It is clearly a great place to live!
Pleasant promenades and bike rides in the heart of vineyards bordered by fieldstone walls await you…