This domaine in Chablis was founded in 1815 when Charles Louis Noel Billard retuned home following the Napoleonic wars and planted the first vines on his families holdings. In the 1930's Jean Billard married Renée Simon, and the Simon name was added to the domaine. Jean's son Bernard carried on the business until 2014 when it was acquired by the Faiveley family, the owners of the famous Domaine Faiveley in Nuits-Saint-Georges. 17 hectares are under vine on either side of the River Serein on some of the best climats in Chablis, including the Grand Crus of Les Clos, Les Preuses, Vaudesir and Les Blanchots, and the Premiere Crus Montée de Tonnerre, Mont-de-Milieu, Fourchaume and Vaillons, planted on the ancient Kimmeridgian chalk soils, filled with rich layers of marine fossils. At Billaud-Simon meticulous viticultural practices , the latest technologies in their modern winery, not to mention the wealth of Faiveley experience passed down through the generations, have resulted in them being regarded as one of the best domaines in Chablis. Their signature is steely and mineral Chablis, focused wines with real power and depth of fruit which drink beautifully when young, but evolve sublimely with ageing.