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1000 years of history

The fiefdom of Foulot MIll, that was later to become Château de Meursault, was created in the 11th century, during the reign of Robert the 1st. From 12th to 16th centuries, the owners of the fiefdom changed several times due to the struggle between the Duchy of Burgundy and the King of France. Starting from the 17th century, the Blancheton, the Serre, the Boisseaux and nowadays the Halley families succeeded each other – all of them having the same ambition of developing the reputation of Château de Meursault and its wines.

Découvrez l'histoire

8th century

Charlemagne, King of the Franks 768-814
8th century
1162

1162

Capetian Robert 1st, Duke of Burgundy, son of the King of France Robert 2nd pious and grandson of Hugues Capet, conceeded the fief of Foulot Mill to one of his squires.

12th century

The Abbaye of Citeaux built the Château of Clos de Vougeot.
12th century
1443

1443

Nicolas Rolin founded the Hospices de Beaune.

1645

Being the property of Mazeray Seigneury, the fief of Foulot Mill was bought by Pierre Legoux de la Berchère, lord of La Rochepot.
1645
1643 - 1715

1643 - 1715

Reign of Louis 14th, the Sun King

1662

François de Raigecourt, King’s officer in the regions of Lorraine and Barrois and his wife Béatrice-Thérèse de Bauffremont coming from an old noble family enhanced the fief of Moulin Foulot.
1662
1666

1666

Pierre Blancheton, lawyer at the parliament of Burgundy, bought the fief for an amount of 18000 pounds (approx 400 000€) and became the Lord of Meursault. At this moment, the fief owns few vineyards in Meursault and Monthelie..

1696

Jean-Philibert Blancheton inherited the Château de Meursault while marrying Henriette Boussard.
1696
1756

1756

Henriette Boussard died, leaving the Château de Meursault to her son, Jean-Baptiste François Blancheton, lord of La Rochepot and Meursault.

1760

Louis-François de Bourbon, Prince of Conti, bought a vineyard in Vosne-Romanée that will be named after him : la Romanée Conti.
1760
1789

1789

The French Revolution.

1835

Charles Serre started the building of the Château and the winery.
1835
1857

1857

The estate is bequeathed to his sons, Pierre-Charles Philippe Serre wine merchant in Meursault and Pierre-Jules Serre, living in Paris.

1867

Pierre-Charles died and the fief was bequeathed to his daughter who married the Baron de Montbrun. She bequeathed the estate to her cousin, the wife of the Earl of Moucheron.
1867
1883

1883

Louis Pasteur was awarded with Merite Agricole Qualification for his work about wine and fermentation.

1890 - 1910

Building of the Orangery and small houses next to the gate.
1890 - 1910
1953

1953

The Earl of Moucheron left the estate to his son, Etienne. At the moment, the estate represents a quarter of its current surface.

1973

André Boisseaux bought the Château de Meursault and restored it completely. It became one of the most beautiful and largest estate in Burgundy.
1973
2012

2012

This burgundian jewel was acquired by the Halley Family respecting the excellence tradition and the
expression of the best terroirs of Burgundy.

2015

Les Climats de Bourgogne were designated a Unesco World Heritage.
2015