It was in the heart of the 16th century family home Maison Villevert, where G’Vine was first dreamed up and is now produced. Unconventional by its very nature, it is a gin made of grapes instead of more common lower quality grains. It is from the imagination of master distiller Jean-Sébastien Robicquet, that this gin was brought to life by the untapped potential he saw in the grapes of his home in the Cognac region. The bold choice to use vine blossoms in G’Vine is an innovative step in French luxury. Each grape flower contributes to the heady aromas we have come to know and love as the great flavors synonymous with the best wines of the region. By playing with conventions and bucking the norms, Jean-Sébastien Robicquet offers gin lovers an unparalleled experience. In a world where every gin is competing to stand out, it is this luxurious botanical that Maison Villevert values so preciously and gratifyingly as its signature taste and aroma. To trace gin back to its original source, we must travel back in time to where it first appeared in 1495 in Holland. A century later, in 1575, it was imported to England where it was so popular that under the reign of William III of Orange at the end of the 17th century, gin became the only authorized brandy. It was during this period that the first English gins appeared. Since then there have been two distinct families of gin: the Dutch double-distilled gin, and the London Dry Gin, produced of a single-distillation process.