Winemaker Philippe Millet settled in Ferme de Marcault in Tonnerre in the mid-1960s. In the early 1980s, he created a wine estate when some of the land he cultivated for grains became available for AOC Petit Chablis. He then planted 9 hectares of Petit Chablis, and acquired vines in AOC Chablis and AOC Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin.
In addition to producing exceptional grapes, he decided to vinify and market them independently. While he has since retired, his son, Baudouin Millet now manages the winery and continues to expand it, both physically and in terms of its reputation. Baudouin strives to produce wines with strong sense of place in order to showcase the purity of the Chardonnay grown on the signature soil of Chablis, the richly mineral Kimmeridgian.
Today the estate comprises 16 hectares: 9 in AOC Petit Chablis, 4 in AOC Chablis, 1 in Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin, and since 2020, 1.75 in AOC Bourgogne Chardonnay. The estate’s commitment to preserve the environment has also seen them become a certified HVE “High Environmental Value” estate in 2020. Baudouin Millet creates wines of distinction, renowned for their finesse, elegance and excellent French wine practices. Born of rigorous effort and perseverance, these wines are consumed with pleasure and conviviality.