Domaine Ballot-Millot

Domaine Ballot-Millot

Established by the family in 1680 Ballot Millot is a 12 ha property in the heart of Meursault. When Charles’s parents married, they brought together some exceptional holdings, including extremely well situated parcels of the two finest premier crus, Perrières and Genevrières. The age of the vines range from 30 years for Les Criots to 70 years for the Genevrières. The vineyards are worked organically and in the cellar Charles uses minimal intervention. The whites are linear and mineral with great precision. The reds perfumed and expressive. Allocations are small, we recommend seeking these wines out on our annual Burgundy En Primeur offer.


The talented winemaker Charles Ballot took over Domaine Ballot-Millot in 2000.

His 10 hectares are spread across Meursault for the most part, but he also has holdings in Beaune,Chassagne-Montrachet, Pommard and Volnay. The majority of his plantings are Chardonnay with holdings in the three great premiers crus of Meursault, including a parcel of 70-year-old vines in premier cru Genevrières. He also has just over 2 hectares of vines planted with Pinot Noir.

He works organically, follows the lunar cycle in the cellar and uses minimal new oak, preferring instead to have his wines express their unique terroirs.


The story of Domaine Ballot-Millot begins in 2001 under the ownership and leadership of Charles Ballot. Charles was a dedicated and motivated young vigneron. He took over and started managing his father’s business in 2001. It was a notable domaine of Meursault in France that had remained over several years and amassed quite a few vineyards since the late years of the 17th century. Charles wished to make a name for himself using the winery. He did so by implementing natural farming techniques and processes and adding a sorting table in the parcels. Additionally, he reduced the overall yields of the vineyards, concentrating on the quality of the wines produced by Domaine Ballot-Millot. On top of that, Charles prevented and avoided chemicals and synthetic treatments in the lands or cellar. Instead, he preferred a more natural approach to winemaking with minimal human interference.


Domaine Ballot-Millot owns 10 hectares of land that serve as vineyards. Seven of them lie in Meursault proper. All the holdings of the winery are reputable and of the highest standard. The harvest of the matured grapes gets done entirely by hand. On the other hand, the fermentation process utilizes indigenous yeasts. All other activities in the cellar get done with the aim and intention of encouraging quality and finesse over elements of sheer power. There is no compromise on the excellence and eminence of any procedures and processes in the winery.

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