The De Schepper family own five wine estates in Bordeaux as well as the De Mour négociant firm. This firm prides itself on its values, based on human expertise passed down through generations, mastery of all stages in the winemaking process, and upmarket product ranges developed via exclusive partnerships. 

De Mour offers consumers high-quality, affordable wines which express their terroir. Their wines reflect the structural and aromatic complexity of the grape varieties while respecting the principles of sustainable development. All of the family's estates have obtained ISOO 14001 and HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale) certification and the firm maintains a constant focus on quality.

Our company is 100% independent and family-owned. We sell our wines directly and our own brand labels are not represented by other Bordeaux négociants. Having total control over our prices, distribution methods, and sales and marketing offers real benefits to clients. Our dynamic, highly qualified team are always on hand to ensure our wines are distributed around the world.

1938

EMILE DE SCHEPPER AND GHISLAINE DE MOOR FOUNDED THE RABOTVINS COMPANY IN GHENT, BELGIUM.

The couple started out producing Dutch gin and liqueurs. Ten years later, they decided to import and distribute a range of French wines.

1950

ACQUISITION OF CHÂTEAU TOUR BALADOZ

A letter dated 26 April 1950, sent from Libourne by Emile De Schepper to his wife in Ghent, explains how he was going to purchase Château La Tour Baladoz, their first winegrowing château. The estate, a Saint-Émilion Grand Cru located in Saint-Laurent des Combes, comprises a manor house, vineyard worker house, ageing cellar, vat room, 5.56 hectares of vineyards, and quarries.

As Emile De Schepper only visited the estate 3 or 4 times per year, he entrusted the management of Château Tour Baladoz to an estate manager from Bordeaux. The wine was exported to Belgium exclusively in barrel and bottled in Rabotvins' commercial wine cellars in Ghent.

1950

ACQUISITION OF CHÂTEAU HAUT BRETON LARIGAUDIÈRE

Château Haut Breton Larigaudière is located in Soussans in the Margaux appellation. It was classified as a Premier Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 1886. The new owners enthusiastically set to work renovating the estate's 2-hectare vineyard, 1 hectare of grounds, a château and outbuildings.

1970

G.DE MOUR ET FILS FOUNDED

Emile's two sons, Firmin and Jacques De Schepper, helped manage the companies in Belgium and Bordeaux before gradually taking control and steering the Belgian firm towards specialising in wines and aperitifs.

Jacques took care of the financial side, while Firmin was in charge of the estates and négociant firm. Firmin divided his time between Belgium and Soussans. He began to spend more time in Bordeaux and the family estates continued to enhance the quality of their wines and reputation. G. De Mour et fils was founded to manage wine distribution and was named after Emile De Schepper's wife.

1987

Jacques De Schepper

Unfortunately, Firmin was unable to fulfil all of his projects. He died during a Brussels-Bordeaux flight on 21 December 1987.

From that moment on, Jacques De Schepper was confronted with a whole new set of responsibilities. He worked closely with a well-established team and took on the entire management of Rabotvins in Belgium for several years, as well as the Bordeaux wine estates and De Mour négociant firm.

1992

PURCHASE OF CHÂTEAU TAYET

In 1992, Marc Raymond, the manager of Château Haut Breton Largaudière, decided to retire. Alongside their other two estates, the De Schepper family took over the management of his estate, Château Tayet, a Bordeaux Supérieur, located in Macau.

1992

Jean-Michel Garcion

After studying wine in Nantes and Mâcon, this keen professional developed his wine knowledge by working in great vineyard regions around the world. Thanks to his open-mindedness and wealth of experience, Jacques decided to mentor him in managing the Bordeaux estates and négociant firm. 

The two men share the same motto: "invest in quality".

Jean-Michel fully immersed himself in his new responsibilities, which included improving the overall quality of the estate wines and creating a wide range of négociant wines.

1996

ACQUISITION OF CHÂTEAU LA CROIZILLE

This relatively little-known vineyard, situated between Châteaux Troplong Mondot and Tertre Roteboeuf, bordering on Château Tour Baladoz, turned out to be a jewel among wine estates.

2000

Olivier De Schepper

The third generation joined the company at the turn of the millennium: Olivier De Schepper followed in his father's footsteps working closely with his uncle.

Since then, Olivier has supported Jacques in his long-term strategy for excellence, managing the sales team in Belgium and travelling around the world as an ambassador for the family chateaux.

2004

ACQUISITION OF CHÂTEAU LACOMBE CADIOT

The family purchased their fifth estate, a Bordeaux Supérieur located in Ludon, increasing the total area under vine to 55 hectares.

2013

Hélène De Schepper

Jacques' daughter Hélène joined De Mour in April 2013, reaffirming the company's family image. Hélène was responsible for opening up the châteaux to wine tourism (with Château La Croizille receiving the 2015 "Global Best of Wine Tourism" award), as well as developing marketing and public relations.

2016

HIGH ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE CERTIFICATION

De Mour demonstrate their concern for the environment by adopting the Bordeaux EMS (Environmental Management System). Together with the estates, De Mour became ISO 14001-certified and obtained HEV (High Environmental Value) certification.

2018

A dynamic and competent team

Today development continues under the dynamic, competent De Mour team. Our professional, multi-skilled staff make it their mission to satisfy all national and international clients.

Olivier De Schepper
Propriétaire

Anthony Crameri
Responsable Europe

Olivier Paolantoni
Responsable France

Armelle Marin
Comptable

Dominique Faure
Logistique

Hélène De Schepper

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