Wine imports from Provence in France to the small town of Stavern began when Stian, who studied in Bergen, sat a rainy automn evening with Johanne and enjoyed the last bottle of rosé wine they had bought from this summer’s vacation in Provence. The thought was depressing. Why is’nt this wine for sale in Norway? Something had to be done.
It was then the big family decided to do something about this on its own. And not surprisingly, all family members would be part of this exciting project. It resulted in 13 active owners. Mixing business and pleasure can be challenging, especially when doing business with the family. But it is solved by the internal democracy within the family.
We are a big family who performs with good family values and we are a bunch of people who really can enjoy ourselves with each other. Preferably with some wine in the glasses and a good meal on the table.
Families often tend to appear cluttered and clumsy, but at the same time so fun and cozy.
Our family is no exception. For many, the wine industry may feel a little powerful and extravagant, but we are just a simple family who want to offer good wine for the good times, ideally with the whole family.