210 years of a family history intimately linked with the world of the Grands Crus Classés have established the Salin family as one of the world’s key Bordeaux wine trading houses.
7 generations of Salins have headed the firm, all with a single priority: quality.
1985, Frédéric Salin took over the reins of the firm, giving it new impetus while perpetuating all the know-how and knowledge acquired over the years.
To become the leader in our business and play a major role on our markets.
To supply the leading Bordeaux Grands Crus with every guarantee of reliability and perfect quality, and on optimal financial terms.
All our wines sourced directly from the Château under meticulous supervision. Relations of trust established with the Châteaux generation after generation.
Sound finances (Banque de France 3 + rating), entirely self-financed. The confidence of leading players around the world who are loyal clients of the company.
Top-quality service from order through to delivery, thanks to our men and women of experience in international regulations and procedures.
There can be no such thing as good selection without perfect knowledge of the terroir and of all the work carried out on the estate. Thanks to the constant presence of our staff on our different markets and the know-how of our technicians, our product offering is regularly fine tuned to keep it exactly in line with customer demand. Our people are trained to listen attentively to our customers, and travel around France and the world over to develop emerging markets alongside the traditional Bordeaux outlets. This familiarity with the many different markets is precious in defining and developing our ranges. The recent opening of permanent offices in Singapore and Shanghai also provides a rapid response on these booming new markets.
President and CEO
General Manager and Export Manager
Hugues de Saint-Exupéry
Sales Director France
Europe Export Manager
Japan, Export Manager
Proximity and fast response times
For maximum efficiency, our company has its offices and cellars under the same roof. There are several million bottles in our ultra-modern storage cellars (a new extension completed in summer 2010 increased the total floor area to 10,000 square metres).
These wines enjoy ideal storage conditions while they wait to be delivered to the four corners of the world. Salin distributes the most prestigious Grands Crus Classés in France and all over the world, in over 40 countries on all the continents.
Our extensive range of Grands Crus Classés and other prestige wines (over 150 references), represents more than 75% of sales, along with 25% from a selection of small châteaux and exclusive second wines.
- OUR WINES
The flagship of the Salin trading house, this Bordeaux is the true reflection of 200 years of tradition and experience of making a great Bordeaux wine.
Les Trois Colonnes
Classy, charming, generous, just a Bordeaux
- OUR ESTATE
Domaine de TAMARY
Côtes de Provence
Purchased in late 2009 with our partner Jean Luc Zuger, the owner of Château Malescot St Exupery (Margaux 3rd Grand Cru Classé), this 44-hectare vineyard is in La Londe des Maures. Ideally nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains of the Massif des Maures, Domaine de TAMARY enjoys an exceptional position. It produces crystal-clear wines boasting a charming, sensual citrus-fruit bouquet.
- Exclusive Wines and Small Châteaux
Covering all the Bordeaux appellations, this is our “house” selection of small châteaux with which we have ongoing contracts. These wines benefit from particular attention throughout the production process, and then regular checks by analysis and tasting. Alongside this product offering, a selection of second wines from renowned Crus enjoys the same lavish care as the main wines of these estates.
- LES GRANDS CRUS classés
We are partners of most of the Grands Crus Classés and our product offering reflects all the diversity of the terroirs of Bordeaux.
As a major player in primeur wines, “we sell over 100,000 cases of Grands Vins on this occasion”, and also propose an extensive selection of older vintages.