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Founded in 1862 by Paul Joanne, ancestor of the current owners, Maison Joanne has been passed down through five generations.

This long family tradition involving trading as well as winegrowing has allowed the three brothers, Pierre Antoine Castéja, Olivier Castéja and Eric Castéja, to become one of the leading teams of traders on the Bordeaux marketplace.

Two warehouses, each 14,500 m2 and air-conditioned, with a storage capacity of 6 million bottles, offer an exceptional work environment where traceability, optimum storage conditions and safety guarantee the pursuit of excellence that the company is committed to.

A leading exporter of Bordeaux wines (No. 2 in 2010 - official Customs classification), Maison Joanne is a major player in the en primeur wine market. A Maison Joanne subsidiary was created in the US in 2009 and is now also present in China and Hong Kong.

La Cité du Vin is an exciting project, not only because of its contemporary architecture which will give Bordeaux a 21st century-style uplift, but also because of its unique approach to wine: a great communication tool for learning which, on a cultural basis, will make wine accessible to all.