The name "Desvignes", in earlier times written "des Vignes", meaning "from the vine", is a clear clue to the type of farming this rural family has always specialised. Rarely has a family shown more attachment to its province and the heritage of its ancestors. Nicolas Desvignes, was a counsellor to the king, salt tax inspector in the Macon region, and deputy mayor.
The Pasquier Desvignes family has been the owner of the Domaine du Marquisat since 1420.
In 1823, César Desvignes, the "Man with the hat", took an oath with his brothers, promising that the name Desvignes would remain forever attached to the Domaine du Marquisat.
In memory of this pact, the house of Pasquier Desvignes, through the selection, vinification and storage of its wines, has perpetuated the ancestral know-how on which its reputation is built.
Pasquier Desvignes is more than a tradition of wine-growing spanning 5 centuries, it is a great House. Over the years, it has successfully expanded its range of wines with best-knowed appellations such as the Rhône and the Burgundy.