Since 2015, Bertrand’s Wines has been building a Bourgogne and Beaujolais centric portfolio of wines crafted by Vignerons that are deeply rooted in their terroirs (or climat in Bourgogne). “The sole goal of our company is representing the Families and their interest with passion and enthusiasm in the US Market” says Bertrand. Our logo is the best representation of our focus and heritage, at the center of it is the shield of the region of Burgundy, to its left is the shield of Beaujolais and to its right, the shield of the town of Bourbourg (near Dunkirk) where Bertrand’s great-grandmother Emma ran “Madame Leulliette”, her wine store, by herself, from 1922 while raising 10 children (she gave birth to 12 children) from 2 marriages. She was then joined by her daughter Marguerite (Margot) until Emma passed in 1958, in 1959 Bertrand’s Grandparents inherited the house and moved in.
The font for our logo is a rendition of the Business Card Emma had when she opened the shop.
Strong women have always been part of the family and somehow this is translating in our portfolio that features 12 VIGNERONNES (French word for female winemaker). Our business model is to have direct relationship with every single producer we work with and act as the local agency, importer but also as it is the case for New York and New Jersey as the wholesaler. This guarantees provenance to our customers and to their consumers. The portfolio is a blend of established producers that expands from Chablis down to Brouilly such as Anne Gros, Domaine Ambroise, Christophe Buisson or Marc Morey & Fils as well as younger producers such as Pierrick Bouley, Alexandre Parigot, Simon Colin, Alvina Pernot or Franz-Ludwig Gondard. Our 6 Estates in Beaujolais are producing some of the most respected wines in France and we are thrilled to get a chance to showcase this solid group of winemakers across the country. “Our ambition is to have the most complete Bourgogne portfolio in the United States.” We support our producers and their different projects and have expanded in the following regions and appellations: – Minervois with Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot – Luberon with Jean-Marie Guffens’s Chateau des Tourettes – Sauternes with Jean-Marie Guffens’ Château Closiot Our Team: Bertrand Leulliette