The first traces of the Bichot family date back to 1214. They settled in Burgundy in 1350, in their fief of Châteauneuf-en-Auxois. In 1831, Bernard Bichot founded a wine trading business in his name in Monthélie. His son, Hippolyte, succeeded him and bought the first vines in Volnay, already convinced that upstream control was essential. His son, Albert Bichot, the first to bear the name, gave the family business new momentum in the late 19th century and settled in the centre of Beaune in 1912.
Now run by Albéric Bichot, who has continued to invest in the business, converting to organic viticulture in the Côte-d'Or vineyards, He has also worked hard to enhance the prestige and exposure of Burgundy wines.Convinced that the quality of wine depends on the quality of the grapes, he has focused on developing and securing a supply of the finest grapes with the company’s now totaling 6 estates throughout the Burgundy region.