Our wine is sold in over twenty countries worldwide – 90% of the wine we produce is sold in export markets. Every year we dispatch a total of 150,000 cases of wine to European, American and Asian markets
The family business is now run by Jean-Louis Despagne’s children – Thibault, Gabriel, and Basaline. Our five wine estates are all located between the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, in terroirs that are as varied as they are extraordinary. The 300 hectares (approx. 741 acres) of land on these estates has been planted with traditional Bordeaux grape varieties - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, and Muscadelle.
1970 was a key year for our family, as it was the year in which Jean-Louis Despagne, a qualified oenologist, decided that he was going to make wine of a quality unmatched elsewhere. He and other producers took part in the Bordeaux white wine revolution. Today our ambition is to produce a faultless range of wine in the Bordeaux region, wine that is not at all out of place in the company of the best crus from the local region. Our team comprising four oenologists, an agricultural engineer, and several consultants ensure that Despagne Wine Estates’ various terroirs Read more »