Brand History

12/2/2016 9:20 AM


Towards the end of the 1980s, the owner of Lynch-Bages and tireless globetrotter in the name of promoting Bordeaux wines, Jean-Michel Cazes devised a sort of spiritual affiliation in honour of Michel Lynch, naming this new range of wines after him..

« With Michel Lynch, we aim to offer a selection of wines reflecting the diversity and richness of the Bordeaux terroirs. These wines are aimed at the wine-lover who wishes to be able to drink – without having to wait – a wine that expresses both the finesse and richness of Bordeaux wines, the best of the terroirs and the excellence of a vintage. Nowadays, Michel Lynch perfectly encapsulates the tradition and modernity of Bordeaux wines, which are elegant, audacious and accessible; easy-drinking wines that are quite simply conducive to conviviality! »

Jean-Michel Cazes



My life. Forty years of passion for wine. Forty vineyards acquired, in France but also abroad.

“I ruled nothing out. Especially the impossible. I wanted better, I wanted more, I relentlessly wanted to offer wine lovers fine wines with different styles, flavors, and pleasures. In order to answer their needs, I decided to add my signature to each of my bottles, to privilege rare wines for the pleasure of wine lovers. My main goal is to pass on excellence.”



Neil McGuigan has been crowned International Winemaker of the Year for 2016– and in doing so became the only person in the International Wine and Spirits Competition’s history to win the title four times. McGuigan Wines, the winery was also awarded the coveted Australian Producer of the Year for 2016.

Chief Winemaker for McGuigan Wines, Neil McGuigan;

“Every day you need to have the ambition to craft beautiful, quality wine and make it the hero. This award - and our trophies - is vindication and recognition of this vision.”



In 1888 Anthony Joseph Vidal arrived in New Zealand and was one of the first winemakers to appreciate the natural potential of Hawkes Bay. He established Vidal Estate in 1905 and his commitment to crafting classic, elegant wines remains an inspiration to this day.

Voted 2013 Winery of the Year at Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards, Vidal Estate produces well balanced and understated wines. The team opt for minimal intervention in the winery and vineyard, carefully selecting grapes from New Zealand’s best wine growing regions, including the renowned Gimblett Gravels sub region in Hawkes Bay. Vidal Sauvignon Blanc 2015 was awarded the World International Sauvignon Blanc Trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015.

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