Gilles has a strong attachment to his natal village in Vergisson, where his father was also a wine producer. After 15 years in the electronics industry, Gilles decided it was time to move back to his home town so that his children would be able to enjoy the same life that he had while growing up. He spent one year in wine school in Davaye and founded Domaine Gilles Morat in 1997. The winery is located on a picturesque site known as “Chataigneraie-Laborier”. Morat chooses to keep the size of his land small in order to maintain an artisanal dedication to his vineyards and winemaking. In early 2013, he decided to apply for an official certification of their longstanding fully organic practices. It is expected in 2016. His wines regularly receive very positive reviews from British and French press.