Created by Kelley Moueix, an American member of
a passionate wine family based in Bordeaux.
Kelley was living and working in Paris, when she first visited the storied wine-making region that would become her home. Captivated by the beauty and slower pace of life in Bordeaux, it was here that she fell in love with her future husband, Edouard Moueix, the third-generation member of Jean-Pierre Moueix, producers and distributors of some of the world’s finest wines.
The brand was born out of a desire to share the beauty and what Kelley has learned about the ‘art of living’ in French wine-country, as well as to create elegant products with food and wine top-of-mind.
The first question Kelley wanted to answer as a new mom, a working woman on-the-go, and a Bordelaise enjoying plenty of meals was: how can one carry everything they need for the day chicly and securely, from home to work, or day to evening?
Most people today leave the house with a bottle of water or juice, or a thermos of tea, plus their wallet, documents and or laptop. Often when we return home, we pick up a bottle to enjoy with our meal that evening, or we head directly from work to see friends or family. The idea was to design a bag that could adapt to all of those occasions, and even all in one day.
With a background working in luxury products for L'Oréal and a love of art and design, Kelley has created her first product, the DeuxVin bag, a chic yet sturdy carrier of wine and life’s essentials.
Marrying American and French aesthetics, the DeuxVin bag combines streamlined design and a subtle palette inspired by Bordeaux’s natural landscape. The bag’s structure is inspired by the traditional oak barrels for aging wine, and their central panel and rounded edges.
The exterior is made of the finest Italian leather, with an interior composed of lightweight and water-resistant neoprene. This technical fabric brings structure, cushion, and temperature control to precious liquid cargo.
"My hope for those who discover Maison Marrain is to enjoy a glimpse into this culture, have a desire to learn more about the French food and wine lifestyle, and to share it with others."
- Kelley Moueix
It is a place, a home with a history on the property of Château Bélair-Monange where Kelley created the atelier and office for the brand. The house is on a hill overlooking a valley of pristinely tended vineyards and the limestone village of Saint-Émilion. It is a little window into the wine-country that inspired the brand. Marrain is a nod to the French word for godparent and Kelley feels that this place and those around her have served such a role in the creation of the brand, and she hopes that the message of the brand will carry on, inspiring others to take the time to slow down and savor the beauty of the French wine-country lifestyle.