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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Deep yellow golden color. Fine and complex aromas of baked and crystallised fruit (dried apricot, citrus and almonds). The first impression is of powerful sweetness, the development is upheld by an excellent acidity and remarkable balance and the finish is long and aromatic. more
Brilliant straw gold color. Intense and aromatic nose, dominated by flowery aromas (acacia and broom.) Smooth and fleshy attack, soon followed by good acidity and freshness, with a long, crisp, flowery finish. A lively, harmonious and pleasant wine. more
The Muscadet comes from the region where the Loire River meets the sea, south-east of the city of Nantes. The influence of the Atlantic Ocean is felt in this region's mild winters and temperate summers. The vineyard extends on low slopes about 50 meters above sea level, with a pebbly sandy-clay... more
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 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
This wine is a very deep garnet-red color. The bouquet is rich and subtle, with a wide range of red fruit aromas and spicy overtones typical of the grape variety. This Cabernet Sauvignon starts out with lots of volume on the palate, and then goes on to reveal powerful flavor of tannin.
Vins de pays d'Oc, officially recognised since 1987, are produced in Languedoc Roussillon. This vineyard covers 750,000 acres and borders the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is dry, hot and sunny. The wines produced are rich in alcohol and concentrated in aromas and colour.
In 1999... more
The Margaux appellation covers about 3,250 acres on five communes (Margaux, Soussans, Cantenac, Labarde and Arsac). It is situated about 15 miles north of Bordeaux. It is the southernmost of the village appellations in the Medoc. The soil is characterized by hillocks of fine garonne gravel. Margaux... more
Brilliant pale straw yellow. Powerful and aromatic, dominated by floral (broom and acacia) and fruit aromas (pear and quince). Lively and fruity in the mouth, backed good acidity and an intensely aromatic finish of pear and acacia. A harmonious and well balanced wine. more