It is said that Moulis takes its name from the presence of mills on its territory. A legend also says that in competition with Rome, it almost became the seat of Christianity.
The development of the vineyard is attested from the 13th century and we know that the vineyard was established in Moulis in the Middle Ages by the feudal owners and by a religious community whose existence and importance is attested by the Romanesque church.
But the reputation of Moulis wines was established in the second half of the 18th century , in the wake of the great appellations of the Haut-Médoc region, with the free trade policy of the Second Empire and the privileged relations between Napoleon III and Queen Victoria.
In the heart of the Médoc, the Moulis-en-Médoc appellation is located between the two main axes of penetration of the Médoc peninsula. Both close and sheltered from major passages, it has been able to take advantage of this discreet and privileged location.
Halfway between Margaux and Saint-Julien, the Moulis appellation takes the form of a narrow ribbon 7 km long, perpendicular to the Gironde. There we find an exceptional diversity of complementary terroirs, from pure Garonne and Pyrenean gravel to clay-limestone, which has led specialists to say that Moulis is “a formidable concentrate of the Médoc wine industry”.