1905Creation of the family company by François Descombe in Saint Etienne des Oullières, in front of the town hall. Very convenient, as he was the village mayor.
The 1930sWith Florent Descombe (2nd generation), distribution of our wines in barrels to cafes, hotels and restaurants in the Beaujolais region of course, but also in Lyon and in Paris. Deliveries were done directly by our team with our old truck fleet. Since then, we have expanded our range with wines from the Rhône Valley and Varietal Wines.
The 1960sWith the arrival of the television, behaviours changed: consumption occurs now at home. François Descombe (3rd generation) develops our own distribution network with orders consolidators. And the transition from barrels to 33L containers.
The 1980sFrançois Descombe acquires properties in the Gaillac region, to ensure the quality of our wines
The 2000sOur range expands with appellations of the main French regions, now packaged in Bag-in-Box (Smurfit trademark), under the leadership of Sylvie and Florent Descombe (4th generation). It’s also the beginning of our export activity, with the creation of importing branches in 3 countries: China, Vietnam and Kirghizstan.
The 2010sArrival of Marine Descombe (5th generation) who comes to work side by side with her father. The traditional family takes a big turn into modernity, with the automation of our packaging chain, the renovation of our concrete tanks, some material investments and the creation of a new automated storage warehouse. It’s also the return to our family roots, with the acquisition of two domains: the Château de Pougelon (32 hectares in Beaujolais Village, Brouilly, Fleurie, Morgon, Chiroubles and Juliénas), and the Domaine Passy le Clou (32 hectares in Petit-Chablis, Chablis and Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy)
A young, dynamic and experienced team which allows to be responsive and flexible.
A complete control of the whole production process :
Vines, harvest, vinification, blending, maturation, wine treatment, packaging, storage and shipping.
The different formats proposed by our Maison :
Bag-in-box of 3-5-10-20 and 30 liters, Bottles 75 cl, Magnum 1,5L, and KeyKegs.
Our infrastructure performance :
Temperature controlled environment, air treatment (AIROCIDE equipment), completely isolated buildings which reduce our carbon footprint, state-of-the-art machinery to minimize inputs in our wines. ISO 9001 certification 2015 version, HACCP.
A core competence in direct sales to private consumers, to ensure a complete and high-quality service, in France and abroad..
A strategic geographical position :
A collecting point in the Beaujolais, a central region near to major roads, airports, rails and ports.
Presence in niche markets :
Production of kosher wines, packaging in Keykegs…