• 11th of february 2024

    Haut les Vins

    Professional tasting with a nice group of winegrowers from all over France

    Maison des Métallos
    94 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris
    11 a.m to 7 p.m.

  • 20th of march 2024

    Grands Jours de Bourgogne

    Symphony of Mâconnais:
    Professional tasting
    of all Mâconnais appellations

    Palais des Congrès de Beaune
    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • march 2024

    Tonton Trinqueurs

    Tasting "OFF", Grands Jours de Bourgogne

    Léproserie at Meursault

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Domaine Merlin Tonton Trinqueurs
  • 25th of may 2024

    Jazz in Moulin-à-Vent

    Outside tasting at the Chatêau Moulin à Vent 16p.m.
    Jazz Concert and dinner
    Reservation needed

    Jazz in Moulin-à-Vent
  • November 2024

    Salon des Artisans Vignerons du Mâconnais

    Three days of Maconnais wine tasting !

    Artisans Vignerons du Mâconnais
  • February 2024

    Tasting in Corny-sur-Moselle

    Salon Vigneron
    9h - 12h30 / 14h- 18h
    Salle Paul Goret
    57680 Corny sur Moselle (10km de Metz)

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History of Domaine Merlin

Portrait of Corinne and Olivier Merlin

Olivier and Corinne are wine craftsmen who have always believed in the terroirs of Mâconnais.

1977, birth of a passion

Olivier Merlin’s first contact with the vines was in 1977. That year, he harvests in a Mâconnais estate and discovers an atmosphere, a family spirit. His passion for the winegrower’s profession began then.



An experience in the Jura

An experience in the Jura

After a BTS in viticulture and oenology at the viticultural high school in Beaune, Olivier Merlin worked for two years in a cooperative in the Jura as a winemaker.

That’s where he meets Corinne, his wife-to-be.



1987, take- over of the estate

In June 1985, Olivier leaves for California. He vinified two vintages in Napa, before taking over the Vieux Saint-Sorlin estate on 1 January 1987: four and a half hectares and an estate to be rebuilt which had been in the same family since 1750.

The beginning of a long adventure

It is here that they decide to live and work, not because of family heritage, but because they like this place and because they have the intuition to make good wines by respecting the basics in the vineyards: working the soil, harvesting by hand. In the cellar: long pressings of whole bunches, fermentation and maturing in oak barrels.

Today our children join us

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The next generation comes to the winery



Discover the portrait of their sons, Paul and Théo

Discover the key dates of the Merlin estate

3 cépages / 22 hectares

Chardonnay 18.5 hectares, Pinot Noir 1.75 hectares, Gamay 1.75 hectares

145 000 / 180 000

Nombre de bouteilles produites à l'année

17 cuvées

13 cuvées de vin blanc et 4 cuvées de vin rouge

Discover our vintages

Discover our vintages in detail

Discover the work of the Merlin estate

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