In 1851, François GUILLAUME, regional columnist, wrote about the history of the Côte d'Or. In his book, he noted that as early as 1570 the GILLE family was present at Comblanchien. To this day, it is the oldest family in the village.
The estate as it exists today was built by Vivant GILLE (1877 - 1938).
The Vineyards owned by the GILLE family expanded thanks to the work of Pierre GILLE (born in 1947) and his wife Anne-Marie. They bought the appellations Vosne-Romanee, Pommard, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, and Corton Grand Cru.