The Bénard-Pitois family started cultivating land in Mareuil sur Ay in the latter end of the 19th century, but their wines really took off in the late 1990s when they forged the road forward for organic certification. They obtained full organic certification in 2012 on their 2.5 hectares in Mareuil sur Ay and Avenay val d'Or. We first visited Michelle in 2016 and fell in love with their wonderfully expressive wines. So exotic, energetic and engaging. They really sweep you up and grab you!