After studying outside of France, Virginie joined her father Nicolas Joly in 2002. Humbly she says that she has had more of an influence on the winemaking since 2012. As the Jolys are not fans of the word “winemaker” let’s just say that she is a farmer. But that’s hardly it. Every bit as much the champion of biodynamic viticulture as her father, she is very active in running Renaissance des Appellations, a group they founded in 2001 advocating biodynamic and other forms of natural winemaking. Through these efforts, she is also an ambassador and both are close to full-time jobs.