Maison Ginestet, it is the emotion and pleasure of tasting Bordeaux Great Wines. It is also a family history of more than 120 years, a knowledge of the markets and a unique know-how in the world of Bordeaux Fine Wines.
What inspires us? Our founder Fernand Ginestet and the particular attention he paid to the art of tasting
Our ambition? To promote and share Bordeaux wines and to offer the greatest wines on the most beautiful tables in the world.
Maison Ginestet has developed a centuries-old expertise in the promotion and distribution of Bordeaux Fine Wines. Its ageing cellar, a veritable sanctuary for rare bottles, houses several million bottles for those who demand the very best in Fine Wines.
Today owned by the Merlaut family, Maison Ginestet is part of the Taillan Group, owner of prestigious Châteaux in Bordeaux. It is in this universe of Great Growths that Maison Ginestet maintains and develops its historical links with the most prestigious properties.
Accompanied by four iconic Bordeaux Châteaux: Château Angélus, Château Lafite Rothschild, Château Léoville Las Cases and Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Maison Ginestet offers to (re)discover these Bordeaux Grands Crus in Relais & Châteaux establishments for your greater pleasure.
Château Angélus - Premier Grand Cru Classé A, Saint-Emilion
Less than a kilometer away from the famous bell tower of Saint-Emilion, on the well-known "pied de côte" facing south, Angélus is the work of a passion written for eight generations by the de Boüard de Laforest family. At Angélus, the vine and wine are like a religion, a passion shared by the whole family. It is with a fierce will to perpetuate our history that we wanted to keep at Angelus, the identity of the great wines of the south coast of Saint-Emilion by favouring the Cabernet Franc, and also by resolutely entering in a third millennium rich in technical progress. www.angelus.com
Chateau Lafite Rothschild - Premier Grand Cru Classé 1855, Pauillac
First Growth Château Lafite Rothschild has a long tradition of wine making. A magical terroir with an exceptional location, this classic wine has been one of the world's greatest wines since the 17th century, and was even described as the "King's Wine" under Louis XV. Owned by the Rothschild family since 1868, Saskia de Rothschild represents the 6th generation of the family. This exceptional vineyard is spread over several areas, notably the legendary Lafite and Carruades plateaus, and is mainly composed of fine and deep gravel on a perfectly drained and exposed tertiary limestone subsoil. This great wine seduces by its finesse, its harmony and its depth, and subjugates by its capacity to cross the decades with elegance and freshness. www.lafite.com
Château Léoville Las Cases, Saint-Julien
Domaine de Léoville Las Cases, one of the oldest vineyards in the Médoc, has belonged to the Delon family since the end of the 19th century. Today, Jean-Hubert Delon manages this iconic vineyard whose enclosed terroir in the Saint-Julien appellation, adjacent to Pauillac and overlooking the Gironde, can be glimpsed through the famous gate dominated by a lion. For generations, the Great Wine has been made with passion, combining respect for the terroir, precision, elegance, ageing capacity, power and freshness, for greater pleasure. The other Domaines Delon wines, such as Châteaux Nénin (Pomerol), Potensac (Médoc) and Clos du Marquis (Saint-Julien), follow this same philosophy, each with its own identity. www.domaines-delon.com
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion - Grand Vin de Graves, Pessac-Léognan
In 2010, the French tycoon Patrice Pichet purchased Château les Carmes Haut-Brion with the aim of making it into a real gem nestled in the heart of Bordeaux. Among others, the estate revival was introduced by an environmentally friendly approach and a special consideration for water management. In 2014, the famous designer Philippe Starck and the architect Luc Arsène-Henry were entrusted with the building of a new daring and contemporary winery. The vineyard of 7.6 hectares of vines shows a unique profile for the left bank of Bordeaux, as Cabernet Franc is mostly planted here. On the winemaking side, the estate partially resorts to whole bunch fermentation while the grapes are vinified by using the “infusion” process. www.les-carmes-haut-brion.com