A hotspot for the history of Burgundy, Moulin aux Moines is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, in the village of Auxey-Duresses. This mythical “clos” has been farmed and harvested since its plantation by the monks of the Abbey of Cluny, and then by those of the Abbey of Citeaux since 962, continuing for 6 centuries until present day. This unique area was chosen by the monks because of the environment’s qualities/features: a noble abode in the intersection of two valleys at the heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, walled in by the Clos and penetrated by the Clous River which nourished the mill.
The year 2008 marked the revival of the domaine with the arrival of a new team. The idea was to restore the ancient values of its legendary wines, in the spirit of organic and biodynamic philosophy.
In 2009, after several years at domaine de Montille, Willy Roulendes joined Moulin aux Moines to manage the vineyards and the cellar, bringing his personal touch to produce vibrant terroir wines. With his arrival began the first year of conversion to organic certification. The winery has been certified Ecocert since 2012 and will be certified Demeter in 2021. The wines are also 100% vegan although not certified.
The domaine increased in size bit by bit over the years and now spans 15 hectares, extending from Pernand-Vergelesses to Corpeau, a village in the south of Puligny-Montrachet.