When design becomes reality
L’Atelier du Vin boasts expertise in every aspect of the production process, from concept to final product, by collaborating with designers, engineers, metalworkers, fine woodworkers, and glassblowers to cultivate a distinct and resolutely French savoir-faire.
A business built on family values, tasteful design and loyalty.
L’Atelier du Vin was established by a family from France’s Champagne region with a long history of vineyard ownership. However, it also draws on a passion for architecture and design passed down from generation to generation.
This family-run company values loyalty, with some employees having been part of the team for over 30 years. These principles are evident in the daily operations at our workshops in Northern France, located in a region where traditional craftsmanship and industry come together.
L’Atelier du Vin stands for passion, tradition and innovation.
The Studio: A hub for inventive and ingenious ideas.
L’Atelier du Vin Studio starts by closely observing, dissecting, and studying the rituals surrounding wine. The designers and engineers constantly strive to identify the key movements and features that enhance the wine experience.
This leads to a new collection of Wine Tools each year that are both functional and visually appealing. The studio not only creates new tools but also improves existing ones.
The Studio’s goal is to combine ergonomics and aesthetics to create tools that are easy to use and pleasing to the eye and touch, as the experience of handling a piece is central to L’Atelier du Vin’s design philosophy.
They believe that a beautiful piece that is poorly designed is not fit for purpose.
Each Wine Tool developed by the Studio embodies the art of enjoying fine wine in the French tradition, with a modern twist on a classic heritage.
Tools crafted from noble materials…
The unique aesthetic associated with L’Atelier du Vin tools is closely tied to the materials used in their construction. These materials are chosen for their beauty, simplicity, and purity, and are crafted to the highest standards of quality.
L’Atelier du Vin’s fine woodworkers carefully select precious woods like walnut, rosewood, and ebony from local, sustainably managed forests whenever possible. Each piece of wood is selected individually and then cut to highlight its natural grain.
With meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled expertise, these craftspeople use a combination of traditional assembly methods and modern machining techniques to create one-of-a-kind Wine Tool presentation boxes.
L’Atelier du Vin’s wine glasses, decanters, and champagne flutes are crafted from high-quality, mouth-blown glass that is lead-free whenever possible.
Our skilled glassblowers infuse each piece with their own unique touch, creating one-of-a-kind items that are as much a work of art as they are functional.
L’Atelier du Vin is highly selective in its choice of partner leather workshops, many of which have experience working with high-end luxury brands.
Leather is a premium, long-lasting material that exudes timeless elegance and a certain sensuality. It develops a unique patina over time, much like L’Atelier du Vin’s Wine Tools, aging gracefully without ever becoming outdated.
The metalworkers at L’Atelier du Vin use traditional methods and techniques. We use high-quality extruded stainless steel for our Wine Tools, and some tools are made from alloys that require specialized expertise. The finishing process also requires specific knowledge, whether it’s a chrome finish or a polished surface.
The steel is chosen to complement the leather and wood components of the tools.
We bring together a diverse team of craftsmen and women, each with their own expertise in traditional and modern techniques, to design and produce each of our tools. By doing so, we are able to create precise, high-performing and aesthetically pleasing tools that we are excited to share with wine enthusiasts worldwide.Georges RICHARD
CEO of L’Atelier du Vin.