The history of the Morey family in Chassagne-Montrachet dates back to the middle of the 17th century. Claude Morey, a native of Paris l’Hôpital, a small commune of Saône-et-Loire lying some six miles from Chassagne-Montrachet, arrived in the village in 1643. He and his numerous descendants worked in the vineyards or as coopers. Today, the domaine has evolved considerably from what it was in the days of Thomas Morey’s grandparents. Thomas Morey belongs to the 10th generation of the Morey family.