Prosper Maufoux

A story that begins in 1860

Prosper Maufoux, who was a notary by trade, left his practice to give his life over to his passion for wine. He set up his own firm in Santenay, a Burgundian village in the heart of the vineyards in southern Côte d'Or.

A story that begins in 1860

In 1860, Prosper Maufoux, who was a notary by trade, left his practice to give his life over to his passion for wine. He set up his own firm in Santenay, a Burgundian village in the heart of the vineyards in southern Côte d'Or.


His son, Cyprien, looked beyond the borders of France, taking Prosper Maufoux wines to the tables of England, The Netherlands and The United States. He was the motor behind a really open attitude to the outside world within the company.

In 1970, his grandson, Pierre, brought Prosper Maufoux's headquarters to the main square in Santenay. He chose an 1835 mansion house that was built by Jacques Marie Duvault-Blochet, who, at that time, was the owner of the prestigious Romanée Conti estate.

In 1994, Mr. Robert Fairchild, the long-time importer of Prosper Maufoux wines to The United States, took up the reins of the company, continuing until his demise.

The torch was then taken up by Eric Piffaut, whose family's roots in Burgundian wine go back to 1898. New resources were put into use to perpetuate and reinforce the existing culture of high quality, develop the company's international renown and to make the headquarters an attractive venue where customers and visitors find a true welcome and can find out more about the company, wines and region.

In  2020, our wine house will be leaving its home in Santenay and opening its doors for you in the Château de Saint-Aubin. Located on the route of the Grands Crus, 20 km from Beaune, between Chassagne and Puligny and in the immediate vicinity of Montrachet, this completely renovated setting will be a new place to welcome visitors to the estate and help them to discover our wines.


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