J. Calvet Wines

Jean Marie Calvet was born with destiny; a passion for good wine. 

Born in 1799 in a small village near Tain l’Hemitage, he grew up there, in one of the most significant French wine area: the Rhône valley.

 During his childhood, he gave very often a hand to his father, Pierre Calvet, in the family-owned vineyards instead of playing with boys of his age. He confirmed his passion for wine at the age of 19 when he decided to set up the Calvet Company and travelled through France to learn from each wine area and to become an uncontested wine expert. With this knowledge, Calvet went on to set up  his companyy in the heart of Bordeaux, in the ‘quartier des Chartrons’, the bustling center for the wine trade. It was 1823, and Calvet began his wine business. The next two generations went to to buy up more areas, and by 1889,Calvet owned vineyards in Bordeaux and Beaune. The expansion allowed Calvet Wines to increase production, and today J.Calvet Wines are enjoyed in over 110 countries, worldwide.

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