Yvon Mau, wine trading house since 1897
Yvon Mau has been established 40km from Bordeaux at the heart of Entre-Deux-Mers for five generations. We are surrounded by the very best terroirs of Graves, Saint Emilion, Sauternes and more, all adding up to Bordeaux prestige within Yvon Mau’s reach.
Aristide Mau founded the company in 1897. At the beginning of the next century his son Yvon travelled the vineyards seeking the very best wines. This ‘wine discoverer’ spirit, a true family heritage, was then passed down to Michel and on to Jean-François Mau.
A subsidiary of the Freixenet Group since 2001, Yvon Mau has retained its family spirit and been able to promote its expertise within France and develop its international arm.
Gironde-Sur-Dropt, a charming village
Gironde-Sur-Dropt is a village with less than 1,500 inhabitants located between Bordeaux and Marmande.
This haven of peace and quiet has been home to Maison Mau since 1897: a little village at the heart of Bordeaux’s vineyards, close to the winegrowers and chateaux who have always trusted first the Mau family and then more broadly Maison Mau to highlight their wines and their expertise.
The original Yvecourt winery buildings are faithfully depicted on our Bordeaux wines: our roots are our strength, as they demonstrate our experience and the fact that we remain true to our values.
The symbol of the penny-farthing
It was Yvon Mau himself, son of Aristide, who inspired the legend of the penny-farthing: whilst Aristide Mau went off to explore estates in a cart in the late 19th century, Yvon used to travel the vineyards of Entre-Deux-Mers by bicycle.
In response to the horse requisitioning measures initiated during the First World War, Yvon Mau used to travel to meet winegrowers on two wheels, thus creating the legend of the ‘penny-farthing’.