Domaine Tête was created in 1921.
Jean Tête worked for Joseph Cartillier, as a cooper (creation of the Cartillier company in the 1800s by Claudius Cartillier, a Beaujolais wine merchant located in Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu. Jean, his son, persued the business, then developed and enlarged the wine estate by acquiring estates in the Beaujolais region.
Jean Tête was deployed in the World War I and, after his return, he created his own business in 1921. He managed to attract a loyal customer base in the Lyon and Paris regions.
Louis Tête followed in his father's footsteps to expand sales throughout France. He married Micheline Carillier, Jean's daughter.
So, it was quite natural for the two wine houses to work together. This family heritage, combined with his personal achievements, have enabled him to own renowned parcels, including one in Moulin-à-Vent.
Through both his mother's and father's lines, he is a four-generation descendant of two families of wine merchants and winemakers who have always lived in Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu.
Jean started out as a wine maker under the rigorous but caring guidance of two contrasting characters, lreflecting the wines produced by his maternal grandfather and even more so by his father.
In 1977, Jean Tête took over the company to conquer the export market.
Management taken over in 2005.
Following the sale of the trading part (Louis Tête wines), while keeping the estate's vineyards, expanded over the generations, Justine transformed the vineyards into organic growth, which is environmentally friendly and biodiversity-friendly.
With the desire to preserve and develop the heritage passed down, Justine restored the historic and typical Beaujolais cellar located in Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu, into a reception area.