The name Egly-Ouriet has been synonymous for high quality for decades. When Francis Egly (1962) took over the family business from his father Michel, in 1980, he immediately focused on artisanal practices: working without pesticides and all the more patience. One can rightfully consider Egly a first generation grower champagne maker, one of the people who gave the wine region such vitality in the last couple of decades.
Nowadays the domain in grand cru village Ambonnay contains over eleven hectares of vineyards of which about 75 percent has been planted with pinot noir. Chardonnay and meunier make up the smaller part. Most of the vines are decades old.