Rouyer Guillet, formerly a trading house in Saintes, now a trademark of CDG group in Cognac,
Very old company that originated in the town of Cognac and moved to Saintes in 1801. After 1900, little by little, they took over almost all the companies in Saintes.
From 1992 it became part of CCG. The Chateau Guillet in Saintes is still in the hands of the family as is the Chateau de Rochemont in Fontcouverte, near Saintes.
- 1701 According to the labels, the Guillet brand was founded in 1701 in Cognac. Philippe Guillet was mayor of Cognac in 1687.
- 1801 Rouyer and Guillet started working together as a result of a marriage. The name became Rouyer, Guillet & Co. Later the name became Rouyer-Guillet. In 1801 the company moved to Saintes.
- 1992 Became part of CCG.
The family owns vineyards in the Borderies and in the Fins Bois. They also buy in the other cru’s.
As far as we know, Rouyer Guillet is still for sale in XO quality and Napoléon (Cheval Soleil).
With some regularity, old bottles of Rouyer Guillet are still offered at auctions. The vintages are particularly popular.
Other (brand) names owned by Rouyer Guillet or under which Rouyer Guillet has sold cognac in the past (CCG itself has many other brands, such as Meukow and Brugerolle)
- Bacot (O. & T.)
- Bourbon & Boussaguet
- Brassart, Paul
- Coutanseaux Aîné
- La Grange
- F. Lapoire
- Jules Lefranc
- Marcelain & Co., R.G.
- J.R. Martin
- Roger Mercier
- William Morton
- R.G.B. Cognac
I picked grapes for Rouyer Guillet in 1978 when I was working and traveling in Europe. I will be visiting your area in May of this year. Is there any possibility that I could tour the grounds of this estate and show my wife? I have fantastic memories of working there and of the people that I worked with. Any information that you can provide would be great.
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J’ai cueilli des raisins pour Rouyer Guillet en 1978 alors que je travaillais et voyageais en Europe. Je visiterai votre région en mai de cette année. Y a-t-il une possibilité que je puisse visiter les terres de ce domaine et montrer à ma femme? J’ai des souvenirs fantastiques de mon travail là-bas et des gens avec qui j’ai travaillé. J’ai joint quelques photos de certaines des personnes avec lesquelles j’ai travaillé et du château. Toute information que vous pourriez fournir serait fantastique.
First of all, you are posting this on my website (cognac-ton). I made a page about Rouyer-Guillet, but this page is not owned by them.
Secondly, Rouyer-Guillet is not independent any more. They were bought by the CDG group in 1992. For more information I suggest you contact Meukow. You can find contact information on their page: Meukow, below the emblem.
Hope this helps,
Thank you for the reply and updated information