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.
Despite his first hard blow when the entire stock in Belgium was destroyed during WWI, Moillard managed to stay afloat.
Moillard faced the crisis of the 1930s, and even helped other winemakers. The firm was dubbed ‘Burgundy’s banker’.
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.
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.
Moillard sold over 8 million bottles for a turnover of 127 million French francs (equivalent to 19 million euros)
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.
At this point, Moillard was one of the main names in retail.
Moillard is unveiling its new bottle presentation and new website.