Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair

All the vines of the Domaine have been in the family since the 18th century. The Companies C.Marey and Comte Liger-Belair were created in 1720 in Nuits-Saint-Georges and listed in the Lyon Stock Exchange in 1923. They were among the most important wine growing and trading houses in Burgundy. Confident in the quality of its harvests and in the one of its wines, the family has worked hard to enhance the Domaine in acquiring the best Cuvées and in taking care of their distribution both in France and abroad.

The year 1720. Claude Marey, squire, secretary to the king, mayor of Nuits and vineyards owner, founded the trading house C.Marey in order to sell its harvests of great wines.
The year 1781. Claude Philibert Marey, his son, takes over the management of the company.
The year 1804. Claude Philibert Marey, mayor of Nuits dies. His younger son Guillaume Félix Marey takes over.
The year 1852. He associates in his business his son in law Comte Louis Liger-Belair, owner of Grands Crus in Vosne Romanée, named as C.Marey & Comte Liger-Belair.
The year 1869. Guillaume Félix Marey dies. The business is now run by Comte Liger-Belair.
The year 1878. Comte Liger-Belair dies. His son Comte Edgar Liger-Belair remains the only Manager of the House. In 1906 he creates with his three sons the general partnership Liger-Belair et Fils Successeurs.
The year 1915. Comte Edgard Liger-Belair dies.
The year 1949. Félix Liger-Belair, the son of Comte Edgard, becomes Chairman of the board of directors. His son Xavier is the managing director.
The year 1982. Xavier Liger-Belair dies after the sale of the trading company. On the same year, supported by his mother, Vincent takes over the family buildings, restructured the Domaine and reorganised sharecropping with three winegrowers of the coast, so that, one of his sons could take over the Domaine when the day came.
The year 2001. Thibault Liger-Belair, Vincents’ son takes over the exploitation of the vineyards given in half-timbering and creates DOMAINE THIBAULT LIGER-BELAIR.

Thibault Liger-Belair

40 rue du 18 décembre, 21700 Nuits Saint Georges, France
Tel: 03 80 61 51 16