Barton & Guestier is the oldest wine house in Bordeaux, releasing wines from across France produced in partnership with more than 200 winegrowers. It operates on a négociant basis and wines are made at various locations, and are overseen by B&G winemakers.
The company’s Bordeaux flagship is Château Magnol in the Haut-Médoc, a property which also has a food and wine academy and a corporate hospitality hub. A range of other châteaux across the main Bordeaux appellations are also selected and released by B&G. The branded, generic Bordeaux wines include the famous 1725 and French Tom labels, Prince Noir and the Thomas Barton Reserve Médoc.
The range of AOC wines, chiefly marketed under the Passeport range, extends across many the main French winegrowing regions: Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Rhône and Provence. IGP (Vin de Pays) wines are sourced from the Languedoc, Gascony and Corsica, and an organic range is sourced from the Languedoc and the Loire, as is a range of sparkling wines. The B&G house range, labeled Partager, is comprised of generic European Vins de Table-level wines from fruit sourced from the south of France, Spain and Italy.
The company originated in 1725 when Irishman Thomas Barton settled in Bordeaux and set up as a wine merchant. In 1802, his grandson Hugh joined forces with Frenchman Daniel Guestier to create a partnership that abides to the present day.