It is said that in the 7th century, King Dagobert donated his fields, vineyards and meadows in the Reuilly appellation to the monks of the Abbaye Royale Saint Denis. With this gift, the wines of the appellation quenched the thirst of the lords of Bourges and Vierzon, and were even transported to England and Flanders via the waters of the Loire. The wines of Reuilly were also cited at the court of Catherine de Médicis, as “the best in the Berry” (Berry being the ancient name of the province). However at the end of the 19th century, phylloxera (an aphid parasite of the vine) decimated almost all of the Reuilly vines. The vineyards were then replanted by passionate winegrowers convinced of the potential of these wines and terroirs. This work was rewarded in 1937 when Reuilly gained Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status for its white wines and in 1961 for its red and rosé wines.