East Meets West Fine Wines and Vignobles Bardet Sign an Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Greater China

Date : 2021.08.13

Shanghai, August 12th, 2021 – East Meets West Fine Wines (Shanghai) Limited (EMW) and Vignobles Bardet of Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, signed a new Import and Distribution Agreement for Mainland China, which is an important extension of the winery’s business map after a 6-year cooperation with EMW in Hong Kong and Macau.


A Family Adventure since 1704


Vignobles Bardet's history began on the banks of the Dordogne River in 1704, which is unique in Bordeaux. Mr. Seigneriau, a river boatman, started his business with transporting barrels of wine to the port of Saint-Brice de Vignonet, where the Seigneriau family acquired some vines.


In the 1920's, Mr. Seigneriau's granddaughter, Mathilde Roy, married Henri-Gabriel Bardet, who founded Château du Val d'Or, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. In 2013 and after a one-hundred-year succession, Paul-Arthur Bardet and Thibault Bardet acquired Château du Paradis, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. In recognition of their family history, the Vignobles Bardet adopted the Gabarre, a Dordogne river boat, symbolizing the family’s intrepid adventure.


In May, 2021, Paul-Arthur Bardet was awarded "The World's Best 50 Young Winemakers" by Food Drink Magazine.


(Left) The Bardet Family; (Right) Paul-Arthur Bardet


Respect for the Terroirs of Saint-Émilion


Saint-Émilion has some renowned terroirs of the world. Thanks to its gravel soil, which is suitable for growing merlot and cabinet franc, Saint-Émilion wines have been sold all over the world for centuries. Vignobles Bardet, the family estate of over 300 years, owns 50 hectares of Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC today. "A subtle blend of technical innovations and environmental practices designed to reveal the treasure within our terroir."



Environment and Innovation


Vignobles Bardet has been certified ‟Haute Valeur Environnementale" (High Environmental Value) Level 3 Certificate, which has strict restrictions on biodiversity, phytosanitary strategy, water management and fertilization, and is awarded to farmers/winegrowers who choose to take a reasoned approach to their work, from wine cultivation to bottling. Meanwhile, Paul-Arthur and Thibault Bardet's father Philippe Bardet was the founding president of the 1st Association of the SME (Système de Management Environnemental du vin de Bordeaux, which means "Bordeaux Wine Environmental Management System"). This association is certified ISO 14001.


Philippe Bardet has also designed two revolutionary machines that helped him harvest top quality grapes: the Tribaie (grape sorter) sorts and cleans grapes, eliminating debris leave and unripe fruit; and the Calibaie (grape calibrator) selects high-quality grapes, separating the small ones that have concentrated sugar content from the large ones.


Philippe Bardet: "I undertake to reduce the impact of winegrowing on the environment. I'm always ready to implement innovative practices and rely above all on a sincere collaboration with nature to enable my terroir to express itself distinctively." Natural yeast, biocontrol techniques and bioregulation techniques are all used in their fermentation process.



About Vignobles Bardet


The history of Vignobles Bardet began in 1704 on the banks of the Dordogne River in Saint-Brice de Vignonet, south of Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux. The Gabare river boat, in recognition of their family history, is the brand emblem. Vignobles Bardet has a very strict and high quality wine process from the grapes growing, sorting, maceration and the oak aging; they believe in agroecology to grow vines and produce wines in an environmental-friendly way. In May, 2021, Paul-Arthur Bardet was awarded "The World's Best 50 Young Winemakers" by Food Drink Magazine.


Wine Portfolio



Vignobles Bardet, Chateau Franc le Maine, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOP, 2015


EMW Fine Wines


EMW is a leading importer, distributor and brand builder in Greater China market, working closely with more than 90 leading family-owned and premium wine estates, sake breweries and craft spirit producers from 16 countries around the world. EMW has an unequalled distribution network to top restaurants, hotels, wine shops, online VIP customers and an exclusive network of distribution covering over 160 cities in China. EMW has been awarded "Best Wine Importer" for 10 consecutive years since 2011 by China Sommeliers Wine Challenge and WINE100 Challenge.


Contacts EMW


Dee Zhang

EMW Brand Manager, Greater China

Tel: +86 (21) 6282 4966

Email: dee.zhang@emw-wines.com

Shanghai Office Address: Unit 202, No.664 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai