A LONG FAMILY TRADITION IN THE HEART OF THE WINE BUSINESS
Bonaparte was about to become Emperor Napoleon in 1804, when Henri Cuvelier founded
his wine merchant company in his town of birth, Haubourdin, a large industrial and
commercial town in the North of France.
After its birth during hard times for the wine trade, the family company enjoyed
a rapid growth, thanks to the renewed interest in Bordeaux fine wines in general,
and the great Classified Growths of the Médoc in particular. The family built