Further north, the vineyard of Sens, renowned since antiquity had disappeared in the aftermath of World War I, following the ravages of Phylloxera, a small insect from the United States-United. It was born again on the heights of Paron with the goal of reconquering the tables of fine gourmets.
Concerned about the environment and the land they passionately value, Yonne’s farmers have in recent years developed organic farming which now represents 12.5% of the useful agricultural area. Yonne is one of the first departments in France. More generally, it is the entire Yonne sector that is committed to a sustainable and valorization approach with quality labels and local supply channels.
An international industry
Department of terroirs and traditions, Yonne is also an industrial region with 2202 companies employing 16,854 persons. The main employers are Prysmian Cables and Systems, Duc, Volefi, HMY France, Davey Bickford, Eurial Ultra Frais, Fruehauf, Pneu Laurent, Valéo Vision, Tradival, T.EN Loading Système, Smasmann Precision Tubes France, Dynaplast, Aluminimum France Extrusion, Yoplay Production France and Laboratoires Macors.