François Millet et fils

François Millet

Francois Millet has been the chief winemaker at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé in Chambolle-Musigny since 1986 and continues this role to date, the custodian of some of the most prized vineyards in Burgundy. In 2021 he plans to retire from his position at Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé to solely focus on his own domaine. I had the pleasure of meeting Francois at his family home a few years ago, brought about through the wine he makes with Paul Pujol of Prophet’s Rock in Bendigo, Central Otago whom we also have the honour of importing.

Francois Millet et Fils was established in 2016 albeit due to the terrible frosts in that vintage they had to wait to start their first wines in 2017. Francois, Michelle (his wife) & their two sons are all part of the business. Julien works at Domaine Antonin Guyon – Savigny le Beaune in the cellar & Adrien works in the vineyard at Domaine Christophe Roumier in Chambolle. The house they live in belonged to a vigneron and is in Chambolle, overlooking the vineyards of the 1er Cru of ‘Les Feusselottes’. They added to the original cellar below the house by converting the garage and this is now the home of Francois Millet et Fils.