The company’s founder, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland in the beginning of the 18th century & emigrated to Bordeaux when he was just 30 years old. A true adventurer, he founded his wine shipping company in 1725. In 1802 Hugh Barton his grandson & successor teamed up with Daniel Guestier, a French trader to create Barton & Guestier, which is today the oldest wine merchant established in Bordeaux. With over three centuries of experience in the wine business, Barton & Guestier is the 1st French brand name known to millions of consumers worldwide.