The History of Ginestet


1897...for more than a century, the culture and the know-how continue.




1897, Fernand Ginestet founds “Ginestet & Co” and settles on the symbolic Quais de Bacalan in Bordeaux.

Demonstrating true entrepreneurial vision, Fernand Ginestet applies himself to uniting its interests of viticulture and trade.

He pioneers what is today called the “Interprofession Bordelaise”, by creating the “Estate and Trade Union”, which in 1948 becomes the Bordeaux Wine Council.




Fernand Ginestet, 1871 - 1953


A subsidiar y of the powerful Taillan group since 1978, Maison Ginestet
has taken its place amongst the most prestigious Châteaux:

  • Château Citran - Haut-Médoc - Cr u Bourgeois Supérieur
  • Château Gruaud Larose - Saint-Julien - 2ème Gr and Cru Classé 1855
  • Château Broustet - Barsac-Sauternes - 2ème Gr and Cru Classé 1855
  • Osoyoos Larose - Okanagan Valley - British Columbia - Canada


In 2010, the Taillan group extended its portfolio of exceptional holdings by acquiring the Château Broustet estate, a 2ème Cru Classé en 1855 located in Barsac-Sauternes.

The Merlaut family, owners of the Taillan group, are also associated with great names in Médoc wine :

  • Château Ferrière - Margaux - 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1855
  • Château Haut-Bages Libéral - Pauillac - 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1855
  • Château Camensac - Haut-Médoc - 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1855
  • Château Chasse Spleen - Moulis - Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel
  • Château La Gurgue - Margaux - Cru Bourgeois Supérieur
  • Château Gressier Grand Poujeaux - Moulis - Cru Bourgeois Supérieur