Gilles’s great-grandfather, already a wine-grower, buys the Beaujolais-Villages plots in Lantignié and 4 other plots in the commune of Régnié-Durette with an area of 6 ha.
Gilles’s paternal grandfather Jean Roux takes over the operation.
Gilles’s parents, established wine-growers Georges and Andrée, buy the vineyards located at la Plaigne in Régnié-Durette with a total area of 4 ha. After repairing the vineyard buildings and building themselves a house, they set up at la Plaigne in 1965.
Gilles sets up on the estate and goes into partnership with his mother (widowed since 1975), together forming a GAEC Groupement Agricole d'Exploitation en Commun [Jointly-run Agricultural Group]. The same year, Gilles buys the 0.6-ha “La Chapelière” vineyard.
Gilles and Cécile buy a 1.5-ha vineyard at la Plaigne.
The “Domaine de La Plaigne” name is registered, giving the operation its name.
Cécile sets up with Gilles on the Domaine and buys the shares belonging to Andrée Roux, who is retiring. They turn the GAEC Georges et Gilles Roux into EARL GILLES ET CECILE ROUX.
Gilles and Cécile buy “Les Forchets”, a 0.3-ha vineyard, classed in Régnié.
Purchase of a 1-hectare vineyard “Les Builliats”, classed in Régnié.
Purchase of 0.5 ha of vineyard “Les Côtes” classed in Régnié.
A new wine arrives on the estate: Moulin-à-Vent, from vines grown by Cécile’s parents, themselves wine-growers on their own estate.
Purchase of 1.07 ha of Morgon and 0.06 ha of Beaujolais-Villages.
Planting of 0.6 ha of Chardonnay.
Victorien joins his parents and buys shares to become the Domaine’s 5th generation. The estate expands: the three partners buy 1.7 ha of Moulin à Vent.