Champagne André Beaufort is located in Ambonnay which is a small village in Montagne de Reims. Here the Beaufort family grows mostly Pinot Noir; the vineyards in Polisy (a small village in the Aube) also are planted to mostly Pinot Noir. Chardonnay rounds out their plantings and there is little if any Pinot Meunier or Pinot Blanc (an allowed grape in Champagne).
In the late 1960's, Jacques began to experience severe illness that was determined to be caused by the pesticides and herbicides commonly used in vineyards and winemaking. An terrifying but eye-opening experience that prompted Jacques to convert the vineyards organic then biodynamic.
And his approach to winemaking also became stripped-down, little to no intervention and very honest.
His son, Amaury, follows the same belief and while Jacques is still very involved, Amaury now leads the winemaking.