In 1971, Jacques and Geneviève Guillerault created Domaine des Caves du Prieuré in an ancient (18th century) winery located in the village of Crézancy. Since 1995, their son Gilles has presided over the 19 hectare estate, joined by his brother-in-law Sébastien Fargette in 2001.
At Guillerault – Fargette, their holdings are planted 75% to Sauvignon Blanc with the remainder planted to Pinot Noir. From their plantings of Sauvignon Blanc there is the first wine called Les Panseillots, as well as two other offerings, Chassenoys – an old-vine cuvée made from the same source as Les Panseillots, and Facétie – a Sancerre that is vinified and aged in barrel. From the Pinot Noir vines, two reds and one rosé are made. The red Panseillots is made in stainless steel, and Les Marnes made from their oldest vines, is aged in barrel.
Gilles Guillerault and Sébastien Fargette are commited to sustainable viticulture. Natural grasses are grown between the rows and the soils are worked manually. No herbicides or pesticides are used. Each year, the harvest is brought in and carefully sorted on their sorting table before being pressed. The juice is allowed to settle by gravity before fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by a period of aging in tank before the bottling.