Jean-Marc Brocard learned much from his predecessor, Louis Petit. The latter’s winemaking knowledge was focused on the terroir, and his insights, from the roots to the wine, led to Jean-Marc Brocard employing the same techniques, years later, on the very same vines. This education came in the cellars and in the fields, and Brocard’s farming background served him well in this endeavour. Brocard’s wife was not estranged from the wine world, spending years learning the specifics of wine production from her Saint-Bris-le-Vineux wine growing family. Around the time of his child’s birth in 1973, Jean-Marc Brocard’s Préhy vineyard got its first vines. This area, at the center of Chablis historic vineyards, would be the site for Domaine JM Brocard.