Three stories, three structures united to form a single stronger cellar before the crisis. Born of the crisis of 1929, the cooperative movement has imposed here, at the heart of the Entre Deux Mers, its values of humanism and solidarity.
In 1933, a handful of Rauzannese winegrowers built a “common wine cellar” which was to become, 70 years later, the first winemaking site in France in Appellation wines.
In 1936, the winemakers of the surrounding municipalities of Romagne come together and create the Cave Coopérative de Grangeneuve.
This new entity now represents more than 3,500 hectares of vineyards in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, and includes nearly 400 cooperators. Each year it produces about 176 000 hl of wine of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée: Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux (white, rosé and red), Entre-Deux-Mers and Crémant de Bordeaux.
83 % of red varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon,
17% of white varieties: Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle
And over 160 million glasses bus worldwide every year!
The involvement of growers in environmental initiatives is complete: rational vineyard management, biological and integrated control, waste recycling, sustainable development approach …
The identification and the selection of the terroirs of the cellar make it possible to make separate vinifications in order to obtain typical wines intended to produce high-end products.
Anxious to control the quality procedure of its wines:
The Caves de Rauzan are certified ISO 9001 for the quality management and 14001 for the management of the environment.
We are engaged in the process green component Agri Confidence ® and certified in accordance with standard NFV 01-007. In 2014 this represents more than 1500 ha. We are certified by an independent body to advise our members on their phytosanitary treatment practices.