A family history
Though the origins of the name of our estate remain uncertain – Millière could come from “miliaire” the word for milestone in Roman times – , one thing that is sure is that its viticultural vocation is closely linked to the history of the Arnaud family.
It was in the 1940s that Fernand Arnaud, already the son and grandson of winemakers and Michel’s grandfather, bought La Millière. At that time on the estate, vineyards were side by side with fruit orchards including cherries and apples.
Aimé, Fernand’s son, very quickly fell under the charm of this land and, at barely 14, decided to devote his life to vines and wine. Over time, Aimé, aided by his father’s advice, transformed La Millière, making the estate fully viticultural. From a very young age, Michel naturally inherited this passion for this land of vines and wine.