Inherited from the Cluny monks who had cleared the land and planted vines on their properties around Mâcon, the House of Mommessin has its origins in southern Burgundy. In 1865, Jean-Marie Mommessin chose to set up his company at Grange-Saint-Pierre, one of the former outbuildings of the Cluny Abbey. It was from there that the key, which has become the symbol of the brand, was taken. The purchase of the famous Clos de Tart vineyard in 1932 took the company to the very heart of Burgundy before its headquarters was finally transferred to Quincié-en-Beaujolais, after having been based in the Mâconnais region for over a century.
Mommessin’s wines derive their unique character from their dual lineage, an alliance of the typically Burgundian quest for excellence and the bursting flavours that characterize Beaujolais wines. From now on, Mommessin’s history and quest for the treasures of the terroir will unfold amid the green hills of the Beaujolais region. This is where the company’s innovative spirit and open-mindedness continue to flourish. Here, expertise and experience, steeped in Burgundian tradition, are transmitted through our wines from generation to generation.