Based in the village of Fontenay-près-Chablis The Roy family have been growing vines here since 1810. Pierre Roy, a vigneron, started things and handed them on to successive generations until the Domaine itself was started by Fernand Roy in 1903.
In 1936 Fernand and Clotilde Roy bought the farm which is the current winery and cellar door. Today the domaine is run by Claude Roy along with the next generation of the family, daughter Karine and nephew David.
They farm 20 hectares of vines, exclusively found on the right bank of the River Serein, from which they make 4 different Chablis appellations Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis 1er crus 'Le Fourchaume' and 'Le Vaulorent', and the Chablis Grand Crus 'Les Bourgros' and 'Les Preuses'.
They like to ensure their grapes reach full ripeness beofrer harvesting and to ensure all the aromas and, character and freshness is preserved vinification is done throughout in stainiess steel. While their Petit Chablis, and Chablis wines are released soon after bottling while their Premier Crus are aged for a further two years with the Grand Crus being given further time still. It's only in recent years they've started to bottle much of their production under their own label, previously selling much to negociants, and in the future we expect their name to achieve a fair bit more prominence.