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In 1932, first-generation Mauritius-born Edward Clark Oxenham founded the company that bears his name, and started producing wine from imported raisins.

The smallness of the market, the island's plantation economy, and Edward Clark Oxenham's untimely death in 1948 did not make things easy for the Company, which first survived, and then slowly began to prosper, by sheer dint of hard work and perseverance.

The key turning point for both Mauritius and the Company came in the 1960s,when the country's economy began to diversify into export-oriented manufacturing industry, and the Oxenham family's first full-fledged oenologist graduated from the university of Dijon in France. Today, the family counts no fewer than three oenologists, all from the university of Dijon.