Andre’s grandfather started the domaine in 1930’s, slowly buying small vineyards to increase production. Most of the wine was sold off in bulk, to satisfy the thirsty drinkers in the nearby ski resorts. It was only when Michel’s father, Andre realised the potential of the Savoie, that they started bottling the wines with their name on. They are not the only Quenard family in the Savoie, but certainly the most famous. It’s not just the quality of the wines they can thank for this, Andrew Jefford waxed lyrical about them in his book The New France and they quickly became hot property. The vineyards, despite the mountainous location, enjoy a warm microclimate.