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Barton & Guestier has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century. Thomas Barton founded his wine-shipping company in 1725, quickly rising to unparalleled levels of success. By 1747, he was considered Bordeaux’s best shipper, and he was the first shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugh Barton, Thomas’ grandson, formed a partnership with Daniel Guestier, a French trader, to create Barton & Guestier, now the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux.

While the company was established in Bordeaux, that’s not where the winemaking ends - it is present in numerous other regions in France, including Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhone Valley, Provence, Languedoc, Gascony, and Corsica. This diversity of production grants it a universal appeal, allowing distribution in 130 countries. Laurent Prada, the company’s head winemaker, works in partnership with about 150 winegrowers in France to produce consistent, high-quality wines sourced from all over France.
– Description from WinePet

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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 broughts 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 1st shipper to have his own wine estates. In 1802, Hugue 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 and one of its famous consumer was Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of Americas. With almost 3 centuries of experience in the wine business, Barton & Guestier is the 1st French brand name, known to millions of consumers worldwide. The brand expertise guarantees regular quality, vintage after vintage, and reassures consumers in increasingly complicated markets. 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, Corsica and Provence. With its wide variety of wines, Barton & Guestier enables consumers (from the occasional win drinker to the connoisseur) to make a journey through France. – Description from rjpease

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