The company's founder, Thomas Barton, left his native Ireland and emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. He was a true adventurer, looking to make his fortune, and founded a shipping company in 1725. The first barrels of wine were naturally exported to Ireland, which, along with Holland, was the biggest market for Bordeaux in the early 18th century.
Very quickly, his efforts brought an unbelievable level of prosperity. He was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. By 1747, Thomas Barton was considered Bordeaux’s number one shipper. His loyal clients nicknamed him "French Tom".
His family, his associates and his successors followed his example. In 1802, his grandson, Hugh Barton, teamed up with his friend Daniel Guestier, a French shipowner, to create Barton & Guestier. Both men's children and grandchildren went into the business, until the mid-20th century. Today, a dedicated team and over a hundred distributors continue to develop the Barton & Guestier brand worldwide. Barton & Guestier wines are widely recognized throughout the world as wines of excellent quality and tremendous value. The list of wines has also grown to include a broad range of classics from the greatest wine regions of France.
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Barton & Guestier Blanc de Blancs is a blend of vin de pays wines from the South-West French region of Cotes de Gascogne. Blended from grapes picked at just the right moment to achieve a perfect balance of fruitiness and acidity, it is a perfect acompaniment to all types of food, and is best... more
Beautiful raspberry red. Intense and aromatic, with redcurrant fruit aromas and a spicy liquorice finish. A round and full-bodied attack followed by a good tannic structure and balance give a pleasant and harmonious wine. more
Situated at the southern end of Burgundy, the Pouilly-Fuisse region is the most renowned of those in the Macon region. The vines grow in five villages: Pouilly, Fuisse, Chaintre, Vergisson and Solutre. The soil is composed of chalk and marl, typical of the five localities. The wines are made from... more
The Beaujolais Villages appellation is found in the limited part of the Beaujolais region between Villefranche and Macon. The area covers 15,000 acres of vineyards situated on picturesque hillsides. The soils are often granite-based, but can also consist of schist and volcanic residue.
A very early bud burst as well as a good flowering period left us quite opptimistic in the begining of the season. A hot, dry summer helped bring the grapes to a good degree of ripeness. Rigorous selection in collaboration with our partners, the producers, helped us to source top quality wines... more
The Macon Appellation is situated in southern Burgundy, on the right bank of the Saone River, north of the city of Macon. The soils are granite underlying chalk. Only 43 villages are allowed to call their wine Macon-Villages, an appellation that pertains to only white wines. The wines are made from... more
The Saint-Emilion vineyard is situated on the Right Bank of the Dordogne river, near Libourne and Pomerol. This hilly region is dominated by calcium based soils in the form of limestone which are covered by clay, sand or gravel. The calcium in the soils enables the Merlot grape to develop great... more
The Beaujolais appellation covers 55,200 acres in 96 villages, located on the right bank of the Saone extending from a point south of Macon to the northern outskirts of Lyon. The wines with the simple appellation (Beaujolais) are mostly produced in the southern part of the region to the south of... more
The clear, pale color has straw-yellow highlights. The bouquet is both intense and elegant, with hints of flowers and honey. This Chardonnay starts out quite crisp on the palate, but develops an attractive roundness, and a fine balance between richness and acidity. The superb aftertaste is very... more