Famille Paquet Joins The Bancroft Portfolio
Bancroft Wines is pleased to announce the addition of Famille Paquet to the portfolio, becoming the UK importer for their impressive wines in Mâcon, Saint-Véran and Pouilly-Fuissé.
Comments James Snoxell, Fine Wine Buyer at Bancroft Wines: “We very much look forward to representing Famille Paquet in the UK. The three brothers who run this innovative estate in the Mâconnais are creating some of the most exciting wines in the region. The estate has been undergoing conversion to organic viticulture since 2018, a move which is very much in line with Bancroft’s principles.”
The story of Famille Paquet begins in 1980, when Jocelyne and Michel Paquet created Domaine des Valanges. The wines were soon being exported widely, along with their highly regarded Saint-Véran. It was in 2014 that their three sons, having been involved in their parents’ efforts for some time, began to forge their own path, acquiring a 2 hectare vineyard in Solutré-Pouilly and then 10 hectares in the Mâcon appellation. This strengthened and increased their range and proved an opportunity to express the richness and diversity of the region’s terroirs from north to south.
In 2016, the three sons took over the 12 hectare family property, now known as Famille Paquet. Today, Camille manages the vineyards and winemaking, while Mathieu and Jean-Baptiste are responsible for marketing and sales. Very much a family affair, this generation is working diligently to continue in their parents’ footsteps. Their approach is one of minimal intervention with a deep respect for the soil and its biodiversity and the people who work the vines. The transition to organic growing is all part of this ethos.
Comments Mathieu Pacquet of Famille Paquet: “We are thrilled to be represented by the team at Bancroft which feels like an extension of our own family. We are aligned so much in our principles and look forward to building stronger relationships with the UK trade.”
For more information, contact:
Hannah Van Susteren
Head of Marketing, Bancroft Wines