We can literally say that Françoise Feuillat-Juillot fell into winemaking at a young age because she grew up in a wine producing family. However, in her youth and with an independent mind, she chose another field. She didn’t want to work in the wine industry so she instead went to Paris and started studying International trade.
After two years away she decided to come back to her origins. She studied Enology at the University of Dijon for one year and in she joined a producer in Montagny-les-Buxy, who was the owner of 14 hectares with only 8 hectares planted. She worked alongside him for a couple of years, managing the planting of new vineyards and learning hands-on about vinification. In 2002, after the death of her associate, she was alone to manage the whole domaine which she was finally able to purchase a couple years later.
Françoise takes a lot of pride in Montagny and the care that she takes with the wines show off the village's potential.