Who are we?

Love for the wine trade

Direct Domaines Distribution was established in 1993 by Hervé Kerlann who has a great love for wine and the wine trade.  This noble profession runs in the family as his parents and grandparents were vineyards owners and wine négociants.
Hervé Kerlann, a true cultural architect and pioneer, has been involved in the wine world for over 30 years, working closely with Asian cultures to which he is very attuned.
Madame Siyue Wu-Touron joined the team in October 2001 and is now the Company’s General Manager. She has built her professional skills over the years through regular training and working closely with our dedicated wine producers. Her knowledge of fine wines, as well as her dual Franco-Chinese nationality, has enabled our company to build a solid reputation throughout the whole of Asia.

Visionnary since 1993

Ever since its creation, Direct Domaines Distribution has anticipated a dual phenomenon:

  • the rise of the Asia Pacific region. Local consumers are becoming increasingly interested in the complexities of the French terroirs and their exceptional wines.
  • the wine producers‘ need for commercial and cultural support.

Pioneering spirit

For the past 20 years Direct Domaines Distribution has been dedicated to the Asia Pacific region. Our long-term commitment is not founded on opportunism but rather on a deep understanding of Asian cultures.
Our team has the rare ability to anticipate market needs and trends and to be constantly ahead of the game.
Always being that one step ahead has proven to be a valuable asset in this constantly evolving region.

Market Leader

Direct Domaines Distribution is a solid, stable company that offers its customers the best possible services and products.

Our Suppliers

Over 100 carefully-selected domains & partners

Burgundy 75% 75%
Champagne 15% 15%
Other Nothern Regions 10% 10%

Our customers

Over 150 importer-distributors in Asia Pacific

China / Hong Kong / Taiwan / Macao  55% 55%
Japan/South Korea 25% 25%
Australia / New-Zealand 10% 10%
Singapore/Malaysia/ Thailand 5% 5%
Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia,  Laos 5% 5%

What we offer : the best in each product segment

Icons

Iconic and traditional wines that have contributed to the international reputation of either an appellation or a famous personality.

Essentials

Recognised domaines which focus on a small number of flagship wines or appellations for which they are undisputed ambassadors

Safe bets

Consistent, accessible and  modest-sized domaines in “connoisseur” or emerging appellations.

New talents

Wine producers with new approaches to wine and winemaking, consistent with increasing demand for “natural” and innovative wines.

Our strenghs : Expertise & Service

Direct Domaines Distribution offers an extensive range of upstream services for our partner Domaines as well as downstream services for our customers

Long-term partnership

  • Long-term partnership
  • Comprehensive coverage of the Asia Pacific region
  • Knowledge of the market and local customs
  • Secure process from A to Z:

– Guaranteed payment
– Customs procedures and formalities
– Support and promotion: visits to the country, events in Burgundy and in the local markets

For our customers

  • Extensive range
  • A meticulous, tailored selection
  • Market exclusivities
  • Consolidation and groupage: a single point for collection and invoicing
  • Consulting and training (staff training, promotions, masterclasses)
  • Knowledge of cultural codes
  • Events and visits to the Domaines

A dynamic organisation

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