Henry Frédéric Roch founded Domaine Prieuré Roch in 1988. Mindful of the wine-making traditions and pedological singularity of the Burgundy terroir, he developed and enhanced the domaine by scrupulously applying the ancestral methods of tending the vines, the vinification , and cellering which have historically made the wines of Burgundy so glorious, methods known today as “organics” and “bio-dynamics”. Becoming co-director of Romanée Conti following the death of his brother Charles, he shares his viticultural vision and his passion of fine wines with Yannick Champ, whom he has nominated co-director of Domaine Prieuré Roch. So why did it all begin in 1988? Because in 1988... I had an opportunity to buy a few small vineyards. And to get started. but I knew absolutely nothing, even less than today. It has been a great adventure, I have no regrets at all. I had been trying to get involved in wine making. To do something related to wine, for years, for nearly a decade. I was interested but I didn't find any opportunities. Even... among friends I knew, or acquaintances, there just didn’t seem to be a place for me. So I had to create my own situation, all by myself.. In 1988 I was able to do that, so I did. The Goillote vineyard actually was what triggered things. I visited it in 1979 when it was being sold, and it was integrated into a domain, and then it went back on the market in 1988. That really accelerated my decision because... I had fallen in love with the vineyard, nine years before... it was the starting gun really.