Sunday January 13th 2019
Church of Saint Estèphe
Lunch at the hall "Espace Guy Guyonnaud", St Estèphe

Gala Dinner Vinexpo New York
Monday March 4th 2019
The University Club of New York

Ban du Millésime
Wednesday April 3rd 2019
The Palais de la Bourse of Bordeaux

Fête de la Fleur
Thursday May 16th, 2019
Château Lynch-Moussas

Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves Sauternes et Barsac

The bontemps bowl

We are careful what we say about our illustrious forefather Jean–Odule Paulin d’Esquet, because unfortunately all we know of him was handed down by oral tradition. He lived in the ninth century and is said to have invented the special wooden bowl, naturally known as a “desquet” in the Gascon language after its inventor, and a “bontemps” in French. Cellar masters use this bowl to beat the egg whites for fining the wine.

The ornamental clasp

This is the symbol of the Bontemps Order with its initials encircling a “desquet” bowl. It is worn on all the Commandeurs' robes and is presented to all the Commandeurs d'Honneur at the end of the investiture ceremony.