B & G
Heritage going back to 1725
The company’s founder, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland in the beginning of the 18th century and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old.
As a true adventurer he founded his wine-shipping company in 1725. Very quickly, his efforts brought an unbelievable level of prosperity and by 1747, Thomas Barton was considered Bordeaux’s number one shipper and his loyal clients nicknamed him “French Tom”. He was the first shipper to have his own wine estates.
In 1802 Hugh Barton, his grandson and successor, teamed up with Daniel Guestier, a French trader, to create Barton & Guestier which is today the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux.
With almost three centuries of experience in the wine business, Barton & Guestier is the 1st French brand name, known to millions of consumers worldwide.
Thanks to its loyal distributors, Barton & Guestier is present in 130 countries on 5 continents.
The Barton & Guestier range represents the wonderful diversity of French wines from the main winegrowing regions: Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, Languedoc, Gascony and Corsica. With its wide variety of wines, Barton & Guestier enables consumers - from the occasional wine drinker to the connoisseur - to make a journey through France.
October 2013 - Salmon & Trout 2011 GOLD MEDAL
Denver International Wine Competition 2013 (USA)
The grapes of White Bordeaux include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. There are a few other less-known varieties used in White Bordeaux such as Colombard and Ugni Blanc (the grape used in Cognac), but most White Bordeaux are made of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.
Bordeaux is where Sauvignon Blanc originated and it’s very old. In fact, it’s older than Cabernet Sauvignon, a genetic cross of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc that occurred sometime during the 1600′s.
In the late 1960s Semillon was the most planted grape in Bordeaux. Since then it has been in constant decline although it still is the most common of Bordeaux's white grapes. Sauvignon Blanc’s popularity on the other hand has been rising, overtaking Ugni Blanc as the second most planted white Bordeaux grape in the late 1980s and now being grown in an area more than half the size of that of the lower yielding Semillo