The origin of the company is in the year 1840, when Pierre Dourthe (* 1811) on the occasion of his marriage in the community Lit-et-Mixe in Southwest France one wine trade opened. His son Jean Dourthe (1841-1905) moved in 1870 the company's headquarters to Bordeaux. The two sons Jules alias Georges (1871-1946) and Arthur Dourthe (1875-1963) founded in 1910 their own trading business under the name "George Dourthe et Compagnie". As a result, several wineries were taken over. The two brothers André (1901-1975) and Roger Dourthe (1900-1984) founded their own company under the name "Dourthe Frères". Roger's son Philippe joined the company in 1964. Finally, in 1966, a merger with the founded in 1871 company Kressmann in the form of the group CVBG Dourthe- Kressmann (Compagnie des Vins de Bordeaux et de la Gironde). However, Philippe Dourthe left this company in 1982 and founded the trading company "Dourthe Pere et Fils". In 1983, the wine trading house Delor founded in 1864 by Alphonse Delor came to the CVBG. Finally, in 2007, Alain Thiénot (Champagne) the majority shares. Since 2008 Patrick Jestin is responsible as CEO.
Owned by the company are wineries in the Bordeaux with a total vineyard area of 365 hectares and in the Languedoc with 260 hectares. These are Château Belgrave (Haut-Médoc), Château Le Boscq (St-Estèphe), Château La Garde (Pessac-Léognan, Graves), Château Maucaillou (Moulis-Médoc), Château Clos de la Tour (Bordeaux), Château Reysson (Haut-Médoc), Château de Sérame (Languedoc) and Château Teyssier (St-Émilion). Furthermore, the company owns the winery Clos de los Siete in Argentina, There will be some brand wines produced under AOC Bordeaux. These are "Beau Mayne", "Le Cardinal" and the most successful brand "Dourthe no. 1 "with a red wine ( Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon ) and a white wine ( Sauvignon Blanc ). The flagship is the barrel-aged red wine "Essence" with an annual volume of just 6,000 bottles, ranging from special vineyards to eight hectares of vineyards Saint-Estèphe. Haut-Médoc and Pessac-Léognan is blended. Partnerships exist with some wineries, for example Dourthe owns exclusive distribution rights for the production of Château Tronquoy-Lalande (Médoc-Saint-Estèphe) and provides technical support.