Welcome to Grand Millesime

Here at Grand Millesime we know fine French Wine and are happy to share our wealth of knowledge with wine enthusiasts around Australia. Whether you are a complete wine novice or a wine connoisseur we welcome you to share your passion, questions and wine experiences with us.

 

We make several trips to France every year in search of exciting new producers and the finest French wines available. We specialise in Burgundy wines but can help you source any fine and rare French wines. If we don’t have what you want in stock we will make it our mission to find it for you. Our impressive portfolio of hand-selected wines are all tasted at the domaine and selected based on quality.

 

Whether you prefer red, white or rose, from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone or Provence, Grand Millesime can help you expand your knowledge & palate and stock your cellar with the finest.

French Wine Club

Are you interested in learning more about the fine wines of France but have no idea where to begin? Sign up for our French Wine Club, subscribe to our exciting newsletter or pop in to one of our regular tastings we hold throughout the year at our store in South Yarra. We also host decadent dinners at some of the most high profile venues in Australia, where you have the opportunity to taste our impeccable wines paired with exquisite dishes.

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The Marionnet family has owned the Domaine de la Charmoise since 1850. The winery is nestled in the village of Soings, 30 km south of Blois, deep in the forests of La Sologne. Here, the vines benefit from a mild climate and their unique situation, resting at the highest point between the Loire and Cher rivers. This ensures excellent maturity of the grapes and provides shelter against spring frosts.

 

The vineyards of the domaine were replanted and expanded between 1967 and 1978 by Henry Marionnet, who became a renowned figure in the region in the 1960s. Henry had a very clear vision and style that carries through to this day. His plantings cover nearly 150 acres of Gamay and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

Henry’s son, Jean-Sébastien, has been working with his father since he was 10, and he has now taken over, bringing a new perspective to the estate. The Marionnet range has expanded to include Côt (Malbec) and Chenin Blanc, as well as some of the rarest varietals of the Loire, if not the entire world.

 

Jean-Sébastien continues his father’s practices and vision, using neither chemicals, nor oak, and producing wines that are tasty, bright and fresh — a great glass of wine at a great value.