Domaine de Rochebin is situated on hilltop overlooking the Saone plain, in the lieu-dit en Normant, close to Aze, a town renowned for its prehistoric caves. The domaine's coat of arms features the skull of a lion reminiscent of the great lion found in one of the caves. The wooded hillside of Aze borders the town of Cluny, whose abbey was one of the leading sites of medieval Christianity. Most of the vineyards belonging to the domaine come from the abbey's former properties. As far back as the year 1000, its monks were laboring in the vineyards. The Marillier family have been vine-growers from father to son since 1921. In 1991, Jean-Pierre Marillier handed the domaine over to its new owner, his son Mikael, an enthusiastic young producer with a promising future.