In 2000, Arno Derat, an engineer by training, decided to go into winemaking after a 10-year career in the construction business. To do this, he and his wife Helen acquired the Chateau de Melen, located in the city of Oxy Duresse. Currently, the Chateau de Melen manages 25 hectares of vineyards and produces 22 types of wines: 20 in the Côte de Beaune and 2 in the areas of Côte de Nui. The process of vinification, aging and bottling of wine is carried out in the cellars in the Chateau. Since 2009, the vineyards have been completely converted to organic.