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VIGNOBLES GABRIEL & CO : History of Family Passion in Winemaking, A New Approach to the Wine Trade

“Vignobles Gabriel & Co is the story of a shared family passion, crystallised in a bold common venture. Through its new approach to the wine trade, Vignobles Gabriel & Co is promoting the Right Bank and its treasures.
A daily commitment, orchestrated by a dedicated team.”

In the 1990’s when the history of Vignobles Gabriel & Co began with Gabriel Bruneteau who founded the property “Domaine du Grand Moulin” in the heart of the vineyards of Blaye, on the right bank of Bordeaux. Elected Mayor of the town of Saint Aubin de Blaye, he decided to create a wine trading company ! 80 years later, his great-great-grandson, Jean-François Réaud, enlarges, diversifies and modernizes the vineyard, thus perpetuating this beautiful family history. The « domaine Le Grand Moulin » became « château Le Grand Moulin», and then « château Les Aubiers « (belonging to the family), and reached a surface of twenty-five hectares at the beginning of 2000.

Jean-François Réaud in 2011 converted part of his vineyard into organic farming and continued to grow. Faced with growing consumer demand, he decided to bring together producers from neighboring areas in order to create a winemaking family, convinced that this inter-aid will allow them to increase the reputation of their wines. This is how Vignobles Gabriel & Co are born, as a consecration of work begun a hundred years ago by the great-great-grandfather of Mr Réaud : Gabriel Bruneteau ! Finally, in 2015, Jean-François Réaud acquires « château Haut Sociondo », pearl of Blaye, then « Seigneur de la Tour », AOC Bordeaux.

Today the vineyard reaches 81 hectares in total.

Today, Vignobles Gabriel & Co has moved away from the traditional wine trade system, giving priority to commitment and loyalty. Convinced that cooperation and commercial independence are a guarantee of quality, Jean-François Reaud has increased the number of partner winegrowers and producers from four to around twenty.

Bound by a supplier contract for all or part of their production, they work together in a congenial and collaborative way. And sometimes this synergy goes even further: in 2015, Jean-François Reaud acquired Château Haut Sociondo, a gem of the Blaye appellation and a partner of Vignobles Gabriel & Co since 2012.

To further widen their spectrum , Vignobles Gabriel & Co has joined the Asia Wines Awards 2020 by Asia Import News and won numerous awards. It only proves their and their partners’ commitment to quality.

Awarded Gold Medal by Asia Import News

LBB2019 – BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2019

LBR2018 – BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2018

LBR2019 – BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2019

LBRO2018 – BORDEAUX – ROSE – 2018

LBSR2018 – BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR – ROUGE – 2018

LBSR2019 – BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR – ROUGE – 2019

LG2018 – GRAVES – ROUGE – 2018

LG2019 – GRAVES – ROUGE – 2019

LBBL2018 – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2018

LBCBR2019 – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2019

LCB2018 – COTES DE BOURG – ROUGE – 2018

LFCDB2018 – FRANCS COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2018

LCCB2018 – CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2018

LCCB2019 – CASTILLON COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2019

LSF2019 – SAINTE FOY COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2019

LSFB2018 – SAINTE FOY COTES DE BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2018

LSFB2019 – SAINTE FOY COTES DE BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2019

LPSE2018 – PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION – ROUGE – 2018

LPSE2019 – PUISSEGUIN SAINT EMILION – ROUGE – 2019

LSE2018 – LUSSAC SAINT EMILION – ROUGE – 2018

LSE2019 – LUSSAC SAINT EMILION – ROUGE – 2019

Awarded Silver Medal by Asia Import News

LBB2018 – BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2018

LBRO2019 – BORDEAUX – ROSE – 2019

LE2M2018 – ENTRE DEUX MERS – BLANC – 2018

LE2M2019 – ENTRE DEUX MERS – BLANC – 2019

LBBL2019 – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – BLANC – 2019

LBCBR2018 – BLAYE COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2018

LCB2019 – COTES DE BOURG – ROUGE – 2019

LFCDB2019 – FRANCS COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2019

LSF2018 – SAINTE FOY COTES DE BORDEAUX – ROUGE – 2018

Interview of Mr. Jean-François Reaud – Director of the Company

Question 1: Do you already export to Asia ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Asia ?

We already export to Asia, in Thailand, Singapour, Taïwan, Japan, Hog Kong and Malaisia.

Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?

We received multiple golden medals, we propose organic and without sulphite wines. We are certified « Vignerons Indépendants » (independant winemakers). We will be certified Fair For Life (Ecocert) as of september 2020 (fair remuneration of our winemakers, 3-year contracts, quality charter, environmental awareness and effort)

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?

Export has been accounting for 50% of our sales for 10 years. Development plan : 30% Japan, 20% China, 10% other asian countries, 30% USA, 10% Europe.

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