The Romain Maison Family


The Maison Family At the end of the 19th century, François Maison, originally Saint Sulpice Les in the corrèze region of central France, followed his true passion and began buying and selling wine, choosing to set up his business in the Gironde, in the village of Saint Sulpice et Cameyrac.
He concentrated mainly on growing and developing clients in the North of France and in Belgium, and in the early 20th century, as the business expanded, his son Romain began to work with him. Their collaboration led to creation of the vineyards of Romain Maison.
They soon launched and developed their own wine production, with the acquisition of severa properties, most notably Chateau Le Gay, the childhood residence of the famous Girondian historian and illustrator Léo Drouyn (1816-1869), as well as Château Marzy in Pomerol and Clos Magne Figeac in St Emilion.
The children, and today the grandchildren, Luc and Marc, of Romain Maison, continue this family tradition.
Today the family’s properties extend over four appelations: Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Graves de Vayres and Bordeaux, covering 190 hectares with 126 hectares under vine. It is one of the few vineyards of the size to sell almost the entirety of its production direct to indivual clients.