Situated in Libourne along the Dordogne River, the Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, founded in 1937, is internationally known for its expertise in the Bordeaux wines of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion. Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix plays several different roles: as an owner/manager, as a distributor/exporter and as a generic wine producer. Owner / Manager The Moueix family controls and manages a vineyard in two different and specific ways: 1) as an owner, and 2) as a farmer. The principle of farming a property is similar to renting or leasing it. The "farmer" manages the vineyard as if it were his own: from vineyard managing to winemaking, bottling and sales. Distributor / Exporter Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix also serves as a worldwide distributor/exporter for wines of other producers. In this case, they do not control the production but are responsible for the placement of these wines in international markets. Generic Wine Producer The third area of involvement is as a producer of generic wine. They purchase the juice after the harvest, age and blend it to produce a wine typical of the Bordeaux region: Bordeaux supérieur, Saint-Emilion, etc. These are made to represent the style of the area/appellation and are more affordable to the consumer. At all these levels, the Moueix trademark guarantees quality and a long-term commitment to the products.