In 1949 Paul and Germaine DESPUJOLS, our mother ancestors bought this waste land property. Using their former labor experience, they reset up it little by little with their small resources.
Domaine de Milon
After being employed by the Gustave Eiffel Family (Eiffel Tower in Paris), in 1913
Henri and Angelle FAYAUT took over this property as farmers , then they bought it in 1918.
In 1955, Janine DESPUJOLS, Paul and Germaine DESPUJOLS’s daughter, and André FAYAUT, grandson of Henri FAYAUT got married and worked to expand those two properties.
In 1972 they decide to sell directly their production in bottles. They bought a van and drove all around France to let people tasting their wines.
Those two families also owned vineyard portions located at “Curat” area located in Salleboeuf to grow their wine production.
At that time Damien and Cyril, her sons, decided to study wine growing as well as specific sales training, in order to develop what has been done by the former generations.
VINEYARDS : 15 kms from Bordeaux, on the way to St Emilion, on Bordeaux Appellation,
Our 12 hectares vineyard lies mainly on clay gravel with sandy silty areas soil.
The density goes from 5000 to 6000 feet per hectare.
Our main purpose consists in respecting our environment, with integrated viticulture processes, reducing chemical treatments, controlling density and production.
Our wines are issued from blendings between, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The harvest is mechanical then the grapes are sorted and vinified traditionally in vats.
Good grapes produce good wines !!!
We vinify to obtain very fruity round and tannic wines.
Half the production is aged traditionally in vats, the remaining quantity is being aged in new oak barrels during 12 months.
In 2006 Chantal DEDIEU, their daughter, being trained on management and wine growing, took over, and bought another vineynard Haut Breuil in Salleboeuf,
She participated to wine and food exhibitions/tastings all over France, and welcomed camping cars and tourists to let them discover what is the real life of a wine grower family.
4th generation of wine growers