Jean Marie Michaud

It was in the year of 1910 that Jean Marie Michaud started out on the estate after having left his homeland of the Haut Beaujolais where work was scarce.


This photo shows the harvest of 1910, where some of the family members are breathing in that year’s nectar.
Four years later came the war taking the men away with it. Alain Michaud’s grandmother was left alone with two small children, she took up the reigns of the estate and kept it alive for four very hard years.
The estates that were created at that time owe their survival to the courageous women who didn’t give up.


Grape harvest 1910

 
Jean & Pierre Michaud

Jean & Pierre Michaud
A few decades later it was Jean Michaud the elder son along with Pierre the younger (Alain’s father) who worked the estate together up to 1973 when Alain Michaud took over.

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The forth generation is on its way today with Dorian, Alain’s youngest
son who is studying viticulture and œnology.


Pierre, Alain & Dorian Michaud


Main dates


1910 Creation of the estate
1950 Jean and Pierre Michaud took over
1970 Plantation of vines replacing the few cows that were on the estate.
1973 Alain took over
1975 Expansion with 1ha of vines in the Beaujolais appellation.
1982 Construction of estate buildings
2001 Purchase of 2ha50 of vines in the Morgon appellation.

Today the estate is made up of
9 ha of Brouilly
2 ha 50 of Morgon
1 ha of Beaujolais