The family-owned winery is managed by the eighth generation of the Paillard family, Antoine and Quentin Paillard, who continue to uphold the tradition of crafting exceptional Champagnes. The estate owns and manages around 11 hectares (approximately 27 acres) of vineyards, primarily located in the prestigious Grand Cru village of Bouzy.
Bouzy is renowned for its exceptional Pinot Noir grapes, which play a significant role in the Paillard Champagnes. The vineyards are sustainably farmed, with a strong emphasis on preserving the natural environment and expressing the region's unique terroir. The combination of the village's south-facing slopes and the calcareous-clay soils contribute to producing high-quality, expressive grapes.
The estate strongly focuses on terroir expression and each vintage's individual characteristics, creating Champagnes that reflect the unique attributes of the specific growing season. These are typically produced by blending Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes to achieve a balanced and elegant style.
The estate's flagship wine is the Grand Cru Brut, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from Grand Cru vineyards. They also make a delightful Grand Cru Brut Rosé Champagne, made from a combination of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with the addition of still red wine produced from Bouzy's Grand Cru Pinot Noir grapes.
The Les Parcelles Cuvée highlights the diversity of Bouzy's terroir by showcasing the individual character of specific vineyard plots. Les Maillerettes, on the other hand, is a special single-vineyard Champagne produced from the oldest vines on the estate, offering exceptional depth and complexity.