The Philippon Family has been making wine in Chablis since 1868. After the Phylloxera ruined most of the French vineyard, Julien Philippon was the first to use American root stock (161-49) to replant the vineyard in 1936. Consequently, the Estate cultivates some of the oldest vines in Chablis. The Estate is about 60ac large and covers several lots around the famous “Mont du Milieu” hill. The domain located in the village of Fleys is lead by siblings Beatrice and Benoit Philippon.
Chablis is the uniquely steely, dry, age-‐worthy white wine of the most northern vineyards of Burgundy. It is quite separate from the rest of Burgundy, divided from
the cote d’Or by the hills of the Morvan, so that Beaune is over 62 miles to the south. In fact, the vineyards of Chablis are much closer to Champagne and its southernmost vineyards in the Aube department, than to the rest of Burgundy, and until early in this century it was not unusual for wine from Chablis to find its way into the champagne makers’ cellars in Reims and Épernay. The Mont du Milieu (mount in the middle) originates from the “border” that separated Champagne from Burgundy in the middle age.