The estate

The estate

Managed by a charming and efficient duo, the Miolane estate is an ancient family-run business, which has been handed down through the generations. Patrick Miolane took control in 1983, at the age of twenty, and now works with his daughter Barbara, who joined the team in 2005.

After studying at the Grandchamp agricultural school, Barbara acquired experience of the wine business on other estates, first at Chassagne-Montrachet, then in the Loire region, and finally in the United States. “It was important for me to see how things are done elsewhere”, explains Barbara. “There is a great deal to be learned from others, especially regarding the commercial side of the business. I have also had opportunity to taste many different wines, and this has helped me to decide what I want to do here on the family estate.”

Father and daughter manage nine hectares of vines at Saint-Aubin, a village in the prestigious Côte des Blancs area. Though closely identified with the Saint-Aubin appellation, the estate also extends into the neighbouring communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. Growing mainly white wines, the estate produces a wide range of appellations, from Bourgogne aligoté to premiers crus.