It may seem like a lifetime ago that we were able to jet-set to vineyards ourselves to experience fresh wine in warm sunshine regions, but all is not lost – in Hong Kong, many passionate wine aficionados import their collections directly from Europe, to experience high-quality glasses of wine in the urban metropolis. A relatively new brand in the industry, Bakus Cellars, comes from a third-generation winemaking family in the south of France, so they certainly know a thing or two on quality and process. We delve into the brand and what to expect if you're a fellow wine lover and if you're missing European summers...
Bakus refers to Bacchus, the ancient Roman God of Wines. That's quite a name to live up to – but you're in good hands here. Born in 2020, Bakus Cellars is an importer and distributor of family-owned wine brands from France and will soon be expanding into Europe. The company focuses on three main elements when selecting its wines – high quality, simplicity and reasonable pricing. Plus, they offer wine pairing advice on what goes well with what types of food.
Customers can enjoy free delivery in Hong Kong if they purchase six or more bottles.
Bakus Cellars – Wine Regions
Bakus Cellars works with family-owned wine businesses in the following regions:
Although these regions are currently the main areas for their distributors, Bakus Cellars will soon reveal even more new regions across Europe. They will continue to keep looking for hidden gems in all areas.
An Introduction to the Wineries
Bakus Cellars exclusively sources, imports and distributes wines from family-owned wineries and small vineyards that have a strong attachment to their local terrains and regions. Every partner comprises a team of passionate winemakers with outstanding expertise and a strong dedication to producing wines that reflect their personality and the uniqueness of their regions. Filled with heritage, we uncover the brands that Bakus Cellars currently works with, to help connect wine lovers to the people behind the wines they are going to drink.
Bakus Cellars works with small wineries, that offer a down-to-earth approach that makes qualitative and authentic products affordable.
Domaine de Canta Rainette
The Canta Rainette winery has been in the same family since 1958 and passed down through generations. In 1990, Edouard and Denise Castellino took over, following in the footsteps of the family tradition, while bringing in profound transformations and modernisation. Today joined by their son Mathieu, they run a domaine that covers 30 hectares that produces rosé, white and red Provence wines.
Domaine Philippe Ravier
Wine has been a Ravier family tradition for generations and it was passed down from father to son. Today, the Ravier vineyard is run by Philippe and Sylvain Ravier, whose privilege is to manage the family’s 35-hectare estate. It's a proud father and son partnership that works their vines with love and whose roots run deep in the heart of Savoie.
The history begins in 1798, in Saint-Péray when Louis Alexandre Faure opened the winery. Famous for inventing the Saint-Péray sparkling, the Domaine kept developing over the decades. In 2020, Stéphan Chaboud, the 6th generation person to run it met Charlène Cellier, an oenologist, the duo decided to partner and start a new chapter of the family winery, that covers now 13 hectares.
After working in prestigious wineries in the South of France, Olivier and Marie Maunier, brother and sister, decided to embark on a new challenge; having their own winery to develop wines that met their taste. They took over Domaine Saint Luc and modernised it over the years. The vineyard covers now 36 hectars across two areas: Grignan-les-Adhémar & Côtes du Rhône Villages Suze.
Domaine Aime Stentz