French Exquisite Fruit Juices
A passion for fruit
The grandson and son of a farmer, and a farmer himself, Alain Milliat took over the family business in Orliénas, France, near Lyon, in 1983. Milliat spent 15 years restoring and creating new plots using traditional craftmanship, caring for them as though they were his own gardens and incorporating natural techniques to respect the environment. Eventually, however, he started to feel his aesthetic universe was a little limited and began imagining new horizons beyond his orchards…
From orchards to the creation of a luxury French fruit juice company
In 1997, six initial juices and nectars were released. Alain chose 60 establishments at random from the prestigious Relais & Châteaux guide and sent his fruit juices to their sommeliers. This great initiative enabled him to make subtle adjustments to the texture, balance of sweetness and acidity, and colours. And so the adventure began. Bolstered by his success in gourmet restaurants, with whom he continues to work, the producer caught the attention of other chefs, grocers and hotel managers. The brand is now found in more than 20 countries. Still today, Maison Alain Milliat continues to grow, without ever compromising its initial goal of offering authentic juices for a unique tasting experience.
"Follow your nose, lose yourself in a moment, in a horizon, a rustle of leaves, an unexpected silence. Really listen, express your emotions freely, do your best and share it with others. Craft, perfect, and feed your mind with meticulous work."Alain Milliat
Unique savoir-faire: combining expertise and sensitivity to create sustainable juices made in France
Through uncompromising selection of raw ingredients, which Alain sources personally from groups of producers that practice at least sustainable, organic or zero-waste agriculture. His sensitive palate enables him to pick out an orchard, its exposure, a colour or variety, and above all the optimum maturity that enables the juice to really express every nuance of the fruit. Fruits are processed in Valence, in the Drôme area of France. All of the fruit is sent here, before being bottled and shipped to over 20 countries. These juices and nectars are exclusively distributed directly to fine-dining restaurants, luxury hotels and delicatessens.
Pure, clean, organic pleasure without added sugar, for a unique tasting experience
Alain Milliat’s aim is to offer a special experience, with juices that are authentically produced and presented in an elegant bottle. Introducing consumers to rich and delicate textures and unforgettable aromatic freshness. Making every tasting a unique moment rich in emotion.
A sustainable product at the heart of local and global commitments
Not only are our products made in France, but we are also committed to sustainability in our supply chain. More than 50% of our fruits are grown in France and we make every effort to buy from local producers located near to our workshop, which is ideally positioned in the heart of France’s fruit-producing area. For exotic fruits, Alain Milliat’s commitment to sustainability means they will never be transported by air, as the carbon impact would be unjustifiable. The juice and pulps are therefore extracted and frozen in the area and transported by boat.
Processing equipment is designed and managed to be increasingly responsible, with limited energy consumption and use of bottles created from 70% recycled glass. Our fruit waste is recycled and recovered locally.Learn more about our CSR commitments