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Ulysse Cazabonne was founded in 1976 by three eminent figures of the Bordeaux wine trade: Henri Martin, Jean Cordier and Jean Paul Gardere.
The same team of dynamic vine-growers and merchants has created in 1949 the Commanderie du Bontemps. Years after years the power of this association of wines makers and wine lovers has increased. Today the Commanderie still promotes, celebrates and protects not only the wine but all the values which are so closely linked to it here: friendship, gaiety and allegiance to our terroirs.
In the mid 70? the wine merchant Ulysse Cazabonne has become the official distributor of the Cuvée de la Commanderie du Bontemps. This range of selected wines was the "ambassadors?of various appellations from Bordeaux, like Médoc, Sauternes, Graves.
In July 1984, Château Latour decided to buy the company Ulysse Cazabonne and gave to one of his collaborator Mister John Kolasa, a new challenge: settling and Improving Ulysse Cazabonne as an excellent & reliable operator on the top Bordeaux wines market while keeping with the customers and Chateaux's owners the "spirit of friendship?associated to the Commanderie du Bontemps.
This was a success and in 1994, Chanel Inc decided to include Ulysse Cazabonne in his group of luxury. They kept all their confidence in John Kolasa as general manager for Ulysse Cazabonne and also for Château Rauzan-Segla 2nd classified growth in margaux or Château Canon, 1st classified growth in Saint-Emilion.
Today, thanks to important stocks, active and solid partnerships with estates and a great reactivity and notoriety recognized on the Bordeaux trade, Ulysse Cazabonne has become in 30 years a major trader of the Bordeaux market.
Specialist in Classified Growth, Ulysse Cazabonne based in Margaux, has built for many years, very closed links with prestigious Chateaux and Owners. The company gradually acquired good allocations of most reputable chateaux including all the First Growths. Today, we offer, over more than 600 châteaux during the 'en primeurs?campaign each year.
Next to this, Ulysse Cazabonne still sells the Cuvee de la Commanderie du Bontemps all over the world but also have exclusive distributions of great wines like Clos Canon, Segla and Pauillac de Latour.
In the same time, the company has built a range of "Petits Chateaux", true revelations of soils and talents of Bordeaux and also a quality selection of "generics?labelled with the name of the company.
Tasting and visits are frequently organised in our offices during the En-Primeur campaign and it would be a great pleasure to receive you and your customers in our premises during your next visit in our region.