Said “the Barriquailleur”, this nickname was given to him after his professional activity wich was to buy wines at winegrowers and to deliver it later to customers installed in the Massif Central.
Despite an older link with vines, the commercial activity of Jeanjean actually began in 1870 with the opening of the first account book.
Usability already prevailed at the time, customers came to spent two or three days with the Jeanjean family thanks to the train or diligence thanks to the ta rail or diligence and they brought groceries, charcuterie especially.
It was in 1925 that Paul entered the company to support his father, introduced to the wine selection, he developed sales mainly to the Paris region and large urban centers.
In 1936, with his father, they bought Mas Lunès, this property will be the first estate of the Vignobles Jeanjean.
Following thecollapse inwineof the South of France,Paul Jeanjeanadapted itselfto this new situationby specializing inLanguedoc wines. In 1948he created in Montpellier two retail stores for delivering bottles to cafes and restaurants.
The first, returned in the company in 1950 and took care of visiting representatives and customers. In 10 years, the volume of wine sold was doubled. Bernard arrived in 1959, also to the sales development.
In true visionaries, the two brothers took many initiatives.
Upstream, they settle into the culture of the vine as their ancestors by acquiring properties in Camargue, the Domaine le Pive, in Frontignan, with the Mas Neuf but also in Faugères with Domaine de Fenouillet .
A crossover fate for the fifth generation of the Jeanjean family.
Brigitte become the ambassador of the family estates; Frédéric is in charge of developing sales in Languedoc and is heavily involved in the wine sector by its implication at CIVL. As for Philip, he manages the Transports Lodéziens created by his father and uncle in 1963.
All three recognize the tremendous work done by their ancestors for over a century now and are committed to maintain and embellish this fabulous heritage.