Wine-growing was first established in the region by the Romans, in the 4th century A.D. However, wines had been growing naturally in the local forests beforehand, but had never been cultivated.
In the 12th century, the name “Ruedin” makes its first appearance in the written records, and by 1614, the domain was already known in Cressier.
During this period, wine-growing was closely linked to the Church, particularly the monks, who had to make wine for mass. The villagers at this time would have been mainly self-sufficient farmers and wine-growers.