Domaine Bernard Defaix is located in the heart of the Chablis wine region, in the village of Milly. Bernard Defaix, the 4th generation of a winegrowing family, started in 1959 with just 2 hectares of vineyards. Together with his wife Monique, they managed to expand the company over the years to 26 hectares, half of which in Chablis 1er Cru area! Domaine Bernard Defaix is the largest holder of the famous Côte de Lechet.
In October 2002, Hélène Defaix started her career as owner of a wine company. She is the wife of Didier Defaix (see also Chablis) and family of the owners of a number of vineyards in Rully. Her great-grandfather was a prominent man with respect. He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Rully's Appellation Contrôlée in the 1930s. Hélène Defaix owns several vineyards with Premier Cru status.