Our trading house was founded by Jean-Baptiste Dubos in the 18th century, just as ‘new French clarets’ were enjoying the biggest boom in their history. Over generations, strong relationships were established with the most prestigious estates over subsequent generations, allowing Dubos to navigate the most difficult periods in the history of Bordeaux winemaking, steadily developing new export markets right up to Philippe Dubos, the final descendant of Chevalier Dubos, who ran the family company until 1989.
THE ORIGINS OF THE COTTIN FAMILY
The late 18th century also saw the creation of a silk factory in Lyon which soon prospered, in particular thanks to the talents of the founder’s grandson Cyrille Cottin. Over the course of nearly two centuries, the exceptional quality of the silk textiles meant that they were imported all over the world.
Cyrille Cottin, a huge car enthusiast, also founded the famous automotive manufacturer Cottin & Desgouttes which won over 130 races between 1905 and 1920.
WINE AND SILK
History finally brought these two families together in 1997 when Philippe Cottin purchased Maison Dubos after thirty years managing Château Mouton Rothschild, continuing the family tradition with the help of his children.