The Départements of France
The ninety-six Départements of mainland France, came into being in 1790 as a way to encourage national unity, and to emphasise the importance of being equal partners in a much larger whole. Our Département wines are part of that same story.
It is true that all of our Département wines can stand alone, as they are both beautiful and exemplary examples of the best of French wine, yet by linking them together, we aim to experience something more. We see just how impressive the wine culture of France is, how being distinct in style and taste does not diminish their collective strength. Our Département wines are the vinous equivalent of the unity that the French administrators aspired to over two centuries ago; all you need to do is decide which ‘Département’ to drink first.