A cosmopolitan family with branches all over Europe, the Sichels of Bordeaux were of British origin. The family’s involvement in the world of wine began in 1856 when Hermann Sichel, then aged 65, set up a wine merchant business in Germany. In 1883, the family business moved to Bordeaux. Since that time, six generations of the Sichel family have succeeded one another at the company’s helm. Nowadays, despite many reorganizations, Maison Sichel remains a family business managed by five Sichel brothers.