«For 5 generations»


Since the 17th century, Charles Mimeur's family has owned and/or worked vines in the Maranges appellation. When the war ended in 1919, Charles Mimeur sold his vineyards in order to acquire almost all the historic vineyards of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet, around 5 hectares that are still managed by the estate today.


His daughter, Elise MIMEUR, soon married the young Charles BADER, from a Santenay winemaker family. Together, they developed the Maison BADER-MIMEUR, selling the estate's wines as well as developing a major trading business. The wines were mainly sold at the Halle aux Vins in Paris and in their cellar shop, in rue Saint Dominique. In the same time, the estate bought several plots of vines in Chassagne and Saint-Aubin.

From the 1950s, their son, Pierre BADER, joined the family business and continued to develop the business activities, from Paris where he lived.


In 1993, on the death of Elise Mimeur, her granddaughter Marie-Pierre and her husband Alain Fossier took up the challenge of taking over the management of the estate in the turbulent economic climate of the early 1990s. Major changes were made and the wine trade was stopped, with the aim of refocusing on the core business of winegrowing and developing the estate's terroirs, in particular the vines of Château de Chassagne-Montrachet. This was also the start of the development of export sales and the gradual bottling of the entire production.


Since 2020, Nathalie BERNARD and Sébastien FOSSIER, Marie-Pierre and Alain's children, have taken over the estate. After growing up between Paris and Burgundy, they both studied wine and settled in Chassagne-Montrachet. It was a real return to the land. With a degree from a business school and a diploma in wine and oenology, Nathalie is in charge of the estate's commercial development. Sébastien, who graduated in oenology, has a rich experience of making wine abroad. He brings a new dynamism to the quest for quality excellence, both in the vineyards and in the cellar, with a strong ecological awareness.

The estate continues to evolve in a family spirit thanks to a human-sized team.