Our Company

Our Name

Our name refers to the merchant companies of an era when people set out to conquer new territories to sell and promote fine wines around the world.

While world trade has accelerated, we are proud to express our origins anchored in the past but resolutely facing towards the future.

Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus: a “retro” name but a young, modern team, a refreshed and elegant communication.

Our History

Founded in 1975 by Jean Michel Cazes, owner of Châteaux Lynch-Bages and Omes de Pez, we are one of Bordeaux’s leading wine merchants, and have been an integral part of AXA Millésimes since 2001.

Founded in the 1980 as a subsidiary of AXA, a major French insurance group, AXA Millésimes’ mission, in the words of its president Christian Seely, is “to invest in wine estates whose terroir potential is not fully realized by providing them with the material, human and financial resources needed to produce outstanding wines”.

In less than 50 years, Compagnie Médocaine des Grands Crus has established itself as a key influence in Bordeaux Grands Crus trade, while consolidating its position in the distribution of French and international wines.
We place particular emphasis on traditional distribution channels such as restaurants, hotels and wine shops, as well as quality wholesalers.

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Our Manifesto

For four decades, our trading house has consolidated its position, firmly anchored on the Bordeaux marketplace. Today, we are recognized for our reliability and expansion both in France and abroad. As a subsidiary of AXA Millésimes, owner of Grands Crus, we are fully committed to promoting the estates we represent and influencing the market in a sustainable and positive way from a solid financial base.

A team you can trust

Our team is made up of varied and complementary personalities, all driven by the desire to pass on the excellence of our know-how and to promote wine in competitive markets.

Explorers and Enthusiasts

We are passionate about our work, which takes us on adventures that celebrate wine and the richness of its terroirs. We are proud ambassadors for the men and women who create wine around the world.

Adding value in the marketplace

We attach great importance to a “traditional” distribution network that showcases the wines of our partner winemakers in the most prestigious gastronomic establishments and cellars around the world. As knowledgeable experts, we choose our producers partners with meticulous care, scouring the terroirs to unearth the treasures they contain.


The durability of our links with our partners and customers remains at the heart of our concerns.

Our aim is to forge mutually beneficial relationships for all stakeholders.

We pride ourselves on building solid alliances that stand the test of time, and we position ourselves as forerunners in our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach. Through just and fair initiatives, we seek to provide the most appropriate solutions to the environmental and social challenges of our time.