The company

Excellence since 1932

Specialist in Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés market for more than 80 years, Barrière Frères is the commercial arm of Grands Millésimes de France (a joint venture between Suntory and Castel), which includes Château Beychevelle (Saint-Julien) and Château Beaumont (Haut-Médoc).

With its solid financial resources allowing it to ensure a coherent and sustainable purchasing and sales strategy Barrière Frères is now one of the leaders in the market of Bordeaux Grands Crus, notably on the export markets but equally on the traditional French market.

Its know-how, its permanent concern for customer satisfaction and its experience since 1932 make Barrière Frères a unique and indispensable partner in the sourcing of the greatest wines of Bordeaux and the world.

A cellar in the heart of the Médoc,
open to the world

A warehouse of 8500 m2, completely secure, provides optimum storage conditions for the 3 million bottles that constitute the stock.

A unique and severe quality-control system garanteeing provenance ! A state-of-the-art computer system allows stocks to be managed in real time and offers traceability from reception of the wines up to their dispatch.

A Sales Administration and Logistics staff of 13 people, all highly trained on all the legal and commercial export requirements and/or regulations.

Certified ISO 9001 since 2000, Barrière Frères obtained the “AEO” (Authorised Economic Operator) Certification delivered by the European Customs in 2012, guaranteeing that Barrière Frères is recognized as a secure and safe business partner in the international supply chain.


A prestigious range

Working closely with the owners of the most famous Estates of Bordeaux and elsewhere, our portfolio is made up of 200 to 300 brands covering the last 30 vintages.

Sourcing is carried out exclusively in Bordeaux, in direct contact with each winery and, once again, with Quality Control being amongst our highest priorities.

A daily presence in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards and regular tastings allow us to enhance our offering by regularly including the a maximum of new wines to a range of world-wide exclusive brands.

Barrière Frères
in Figures :

  • More than 80 years of international experience
  • Exports represent 90% of overall Sales
  • 1 500 active clients
  • A presence in more than 70 countries
  • More than 9 000 orders processed every year
  • 48 hrs between receiving an order and its processing
  • An offer of 200 to 300 brands covering over 30 to 40 vintages
  • 90% Grands Crus Classés – 10% Exclusive wines
  • Stocks valued at 35-40 M€
  • Average turnover of 45-50 M€
  • Equity capital of 25 M€
  • A highly trained staff of 30 professionals
  • More than 35 promotional activities organised every year
  • Certified ISO 9001 and AEO