Champagne Fleury has been around since 1895, releasing their first bubbly in 1929. The vineyards are situated near the town of Couteron are located on steep slopes that have a calcareous clay soil and see ample amounts of sun, so the grapes have an outstanding ripeness. Continental and oceanic climates combine for cool mornings and bursts of heat in the afternoons.
Biodynamic since 1989, Champagne Fleury has for many years had a reputation for innovation. In 1904 Emile Fleury, a noted botanist and viticulturist was the first to plant grafted pinot noir vines in the area after the phylloxera invasion. In 1929 his son Robert made his first bottles of champagne from a single vintage.
Subsequently, Jean-Pierre Fleury was the first grower in Champagne to convert to biodynamics in 1989, 3 hectares to start with, then in 1992 the whole estate. Fleury is the only producer in the whole of Champagne to be certified by Demeter.
The Fleury vineyards are located on chalky slopes on both sides of the Seine valley, 90% planted with pinot noir and the rest with chardonnay. The Fleury estate is 35 acres, but also purchase grapes from two neighbors who also work biodynamicly, for a total of 70 acres in production.