Our History

Moillard since 1850…

1850
1873
1917
1930
1940
1970s
1984
2000th
2008
2015
1850
Moillard and the PLM…

It was in 1850 that a Belgian notary got off the first train on the new Paris-Lyon-Marseille (PLM) line in Nuits-Saint-Georges and became Symphorien Moillard’s first customer.

1873
The rise of Moillard

The wedding of Symphorien’s daughter to Maurice Thomas, who also owned vines. Increase in size of the estate and construction in Nuits-Saint-Georges of a cellar that could house 1000 barrels, designed by the Dijon architect Charles Suisse. Moillard very quickly became one of the most powerful wine houses in Burgundy.

1917
First hard knock

Despite his first hard blow when the entire stock in Belgium was destroyed during WWI, Moillard managed to stay afloat.

1930
Burgundy’s banker

Moillard faced the crisis of the 1930s, and even helped other winemakers. The firm was dubbed ‘Burgundy’s banker’.

1940
A new barrel cellar

Moillard lost its stock based in Belgium a second time. The firm yet again withstood this new setback and built a new barrel cellar (housing 1500 barrels) parallel to the old one.

1970s
Widespread diffusion of Moillard wines

Moillard’s signature was established as a reference in retail; Moillard-Grivot in top quality restaurants.
The company was managed by the fifth generation of Symphorien Moillard’s descendants.

1984
One of Burgundy’s leading wine houses

Moillard sold over 8 million bottles for a turnover of 127 million French francs (equivalent to 19 million euros)

2000th
Moillard celebrates its 150th anniversary!

For the occasion, the tasting cellar was given a makeover with a 120 m² mosaic circling the building.
On it, the landscape progresses through the seasons from spring, to summer, to autumn, to winter, traversed by the famous PLM train that is the starting point of this great saga.

2008
Moillard joins BEJOT vins & terroirs.

At this point, Moillard was one of the main names in retail.

2015
Moillard saga continues……

Moillard is unveiling its new bottle presentation and new website.

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Moillard labels

Presentation for Moillard and Domaine Moillard wines has evolved very regularly over time. Here is the chronicle of our labels for you to enjoy…

Moillard Labels

A wine estate anchored in Côte d’Or

Today, the Moillard wine estate – Domaine Moillard – spreads over Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, from Vougeot to Volnay over nearly twenty hectares (around 49 acres). Half of the wines produced are Premiers Crus.
Here wines of rare finesse and elegance faithful to Burgundian tradition, whose structure and power bring you great cellaring potential, are crafted.

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