They started work as vineyard employees in the little village of
Fuissé, which nestles at the heart of Pouilly-Fuissé vineyard
In 1959 they started tenant farming, finally settling in 1971 in
a small 3-hectare domaine called 'Les Vieux Murs'.
Jean-Paul used to join his father amongst the vines and loved
the grape harvests. So mcuh so, that in 1978, he took over the
estate and has now expanded it to 6 ha.
A third generation is now involved too as Jean-Paul's son
Yannick, a trained winemaker and viticulturalist who has traveled
far and wide to gain experience, has returned to work on the
The Fuissé region, in the south of Burgundy, is 250-300 metres
above sea level with predominatly argilo-calcareous soil. The
average vine age is 25 years old so plants are in balance and at
their peak of production. Although not cerified, Domaine Fussiacus
make wine using organic farming methods and they harvest by