The Domaine was founded by Georges Parigot in 1950.
At the end of the 1950s, Georges was one of the first Vignerons to acquire a “tracteur-enjambeur” (straddle tractor) which facilitated his work and therefore allowed for the quick expansion of the Estate. In 1959, he was finally able to purchase his first plot in Pommard, this will lead to the beginning of bottle sales at the winery. In 1968 George’s son, Regis, arrives at the Estate. This will also be the year that this father and son duo acquires the plot of Pommard Les Vignots… it will take another 10 years for them to purchases plots in Pommard Les Charmots, followed by Meursault Les Vireuils in 1979 and Beaune 1er Cru Les Greves in 1982. In the early 1980s, Regis decides to move the winery to the entrance of the village of Meloisey, in the Heart of the Hautes-Cotes area. This will allow him to focus even more on the work of the vines with a brand new, modern winery that truly allowed for optimal winemaking conditions.
The 1990s will see more attention given to Burgundy and the Estate will start to see its wines promoted in some of the top establishments in France which will lead to Export markets knocking on the door. This decade will bring some of the top vineyards amongst the range with the acquisitions of Pommard Les Epenots in 1994, Chassagne-Montrachet1er Cru Clos-Saint-Jean in 1996 and Pommard 1er Cru Clos de la Chaniere in 1999.
In 2004, after training with Vincent Girardin, the third generation of Parigot joins the Estate in the person of Alexandre, son of Regis, with the same purpose and passion as his predecessors, “Always trying to push the quality further”.
Alexandre says “My parents transmitted the essential values for the success and viability of the Estate: passion, honesty, rigor and the love of a job well done”.
In 2005, two more appellations will enter the range: Meursault Le Limozin and Pommard Les Riottes taking the total size to 18 hectares spread across Meloisey, Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Savigny-les-Beaune and Nuits-Saint-Georges.
The Domaine Parigot can be summarized in one word: FAMILY… everyone is working at the Estate and the goal is always to transmit to the next generation for this family that owns the entirety of its vineyards.
Great wines are made in the vineyards. The nurturing of the vines requires presence and full attention: whether it is the first cuts from pruning or the different work that take place along the cycle of the vine, everything requires a lot of precision. The Estate’s philosophy is to limit the interventions and the use of chemicals and pesticides, a “lutte raisonnée” (sustainable farming) that has been a central approach since the 1990s.