A brief history
Founded in 1897 at the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, wine trading house Yvon Mau has built up unique expertise in Bordeaux wines. In the early 20th century, Yvon, the founder's son, would ride around the region on his penny-farthing bicycle (later to become the company's symbol) in search of new wines.
Ever faithful to the land and village of its origins, Yvon Mau has grown to become one of the leading players in Bordeaux. A subsidiary of the Freixenet Group (the world's 9th largest wine group) since 2001, the company now makes almost half its turnover in exports.
With over a century of expertise, a true passion for the Bordeaux wine region and the emphasis placed firmly on quality and creation, Yvon Mau has redefined the role of the Bordeaux trader and restored prestige to the profession. This strategy is reflected in the company's brand development (Yvecourt, Premius...) but also in the creation of ranges of château wines (Esprit de Bordeaux, Révélations d'Hubert de Bouard...) showing the company's ambition to move upmarket and the momentum in its drive for international expansion.
As the fourth largest trading house on the Bordeaux marketplace, Yvon Mau is present in 80 countries and generates consolidated earnings of €110 million, of which 40% in exports.