The House Hine is located on the banks of the Charente River, in the heart of the Cognac region in Jarnac. In its cellars, which protect the precious vintages under seal, little has changed in 250 years. From the nearby wharves, the Cognacs Hine once began their journey around the world. This house, founded in 1763 by Thomas Hine's father-in-law, is one of the oldest houses in Cognac..
Sent to France by his father, Thomas Hine, aged sixteen, disembarked in France, in Nantes in 1791, went to Bordeaux where he stayed for some time, then joined Jarnac, a small town in the South-West of France near Cognac, where since 1763 the merchant who created the Cognac preferred by his father was based. He is recruited as a clerk. Very quickly, Thomas meets Elisabeth, daughter of the prestigious merchant. Love at first sight. In 1796, at the age of twenty-two, Thomas married Elisabeth.
Thomas mastered finance and business perfectly. He developed the traditional activity of the House and in 1817 he gave the company the name it still bears today: Thomas Hine & Cie.
Will be registered in 1867 the emblem (Trade mark) of Hine: the Stag.
From a wide range of Cognacs, the House Premiers Grands Crus chose only Cognacs Grande Champagne, Premier Cru from the region of Cognac: XO, TRIOMPHE and the famous Vintages of this House.