Cultivation and trading wines has been a family business since the early 18th century. The establishments C.Marey and Comte Liger-Belair, created in 1720 at Nuits Saint-Georges, later quoted on the Lyon Stock Exchange in 1923, counted amongst the most important wine merchant houses in Burgundy. Building on the quality of harvests and that wines, the family endeavoured to enlarge the domaine and to distribute the best wines of Burgundy, both in France and around the world.
1720: Claude Marey, secretary of the king and mayor of Nuits-Saint-Georges, owner of vineyards, founds the wine merchant C.Marey to sell its high-class wines.
1781: Claude Philibert Marey, his son, takes over the wine merchant house.
1852: Comte Louis Liger-Belair, owner of vinyeards in Vosne-Romanée and son in law of G.F. Marey becomes an associate in the business that now trades in the name of C.MAREY and Comte LIGER-BELAIR.
1906: With his three sons, Comte Edgard Liger-Belair creates the partnership ‘LIGER-BELAIR et Fils Successeurs’.
1949: Felix Liger-Belair, son of the Comte Edgard, becomes sole chairman of the board. His Xavier son acts as is general manager.
1982: Death of Xavier Liger-Belair, sale of the wine merchant company. That same year his son Vincent son, supported by his mother, takes over the family buildings, restructures the Domaine, and reorganizes the vine cultivation through three vinegrowers of the Côte de Nuits.
2001 - 2003: Thibault Liger-Belair, son of Vincent, creates DOMAINE THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR to exploit the family’s historic vineyards. He creates simultaneously the wine merchant company: THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR SUCCESSEURS.
After six years of study of vine growing and oenology, Thibault starts his career in a company specialized in the communication around the wine business, located in Paris. He works with and tastes the greatest wines of the world. After two years, he launches ‘Wine and Co’ an internet wine merchant. Since 2001 Thibault Liger Belair acts as chairman of Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair and is fully involved in the production of wines.
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