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Aujoux

Aujoux

Aujoux, formerly "Beaujolais Wine Company" was purchased in 1938 by Mr Amann, a leading Swiss businessman. In November 1954, the company was named Aujoux SA, after the former CEO Jean Marc Aujoux, who was a particularly talented visionary. In 1990, to strengthen their weight in Beaujolais, they combined with other famous houses, Jacques Depaqneux and Chanut. The company was then renamed Alliance of Fine Wines. The extension continued southwards in 2002 with new interests in the Languedoc Roussillon. This was the beginning of Signatures de Sud.

In 2007, the house expanded by moving to La Chapelle de Guinchay, to allow further development of the company. Aujoux today enjoys the most modern facilities and a dynamic business development team that brings to market 10 million bottles per year, both in France and from around the world.

Located in the heart of the Beaujolais vineyards, the Municipality of La Chapelle de Guinchay, is surrounded by the most prestigious vineyards such as Saint-Amour, Julienas, Chenas and Moulin-a-Vent. Aujoux is committed to producing wines that reflect more accurately the character of the soils and climate.

From Burgundy to the Rhone Valley through Beaujolais, Aujoux has may partners and choose wines that reflect the work of both nature and winemaker.

Colli Vicentini

Colli Vicentini

In 1955, 33 keen vine-growers coming from Montecchio Maggiore and the neighbouring towns founded the "Cantina Sociale dei Colli Vicentini", in the heart of Veneto renowned for its ancient qualified vine-growing tradition. Since then the cellar has made great progress, constantly engaged in the improvement of the quality of its products by adapting the most up to date technologies and by conforming to the different market demands.
The commitment undertaken by Colli Vicentini is to concentrate on the quality of the wines by safeguarding the characteristics of vines and by maintaining local traditions. Thanks to the work of its oenologists and agronomists, the cellar guarantees the entire process "from vineyard to sales" through the continual monitoring of the production, the diversified manufacturing of the grapes and the control of the vineyards in order to produce quality wines. Veneto, where viticulture has been flourishing and improving for centuries, is the Italian region which produces the greatest quantity of DOC wines. The particular soil structure of these areas, which are beaten by cold winds coming from the north but also protected by high mountain ranges, together with its favourable setting in the sun create the optimal climate for vine-growing. The co-operative produces the excellent Colli Vincentini range together with the premium "Torre dei Vescovi" range, a collection coming from the best selected grapes in order to satifsfy the most demanding and fine palates. Romeo Prosecco and Juliet Rose spumante have proved to be a great addition to the wineries labels.

De Aguirre Winery

De Aguirre Winery

The Spanish conquerors planted the first vines in Chile during the XVI century. Centuries later, Don Pedro Etcheberry, french agronomist, started the family tradition. Following their ancestors, Pedro Felix de Aguirre and Ana Maria Etcheberry founded Bodegas De Aguirre SA, a 100% family company with a strong agricultural tradition and based on pillars such as trust, responsibility, respect for the environment and teamwork.

 

Today, the seven generations of the De Aguirre Etcheberry family, focus with passion and dedication to produce wines of high quality at a competitive price to worldwide markets.


At the heart of the Maule Valley between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The vineyards are planted in an area with a privileged microclimate. The temperature hardly varies during the critical growing season. This temperate condition ensures the cultivation of grapes of extraordinary quality. The heart of the vineyard is in this traditional and scenic village of Valle del Maule.

Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards

Berton Vineyards was established in 1996 by Bob and Cherie Berton when they purchased a block of land in High Eden, a sub region of the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

 

This idyllic property sits 450m above sea level on gently rolling hills. Bob and Cherie set about planting the first Berton Vineyard cuttings that spring - ten acres of Shiraz and seven acres of Chardonnay. In 2005 when the former Southcorp winery in Yenda NSW became available, Bob and Cherie joined with Jamie Bennett, Paul Bartholomaeus and James Ceccato to form Berton Vineyards the company so that it could be in control of it’s own production.

 

From humble beginnings in 2005 Berton Vineyards has grown into one of the 20 largest Wineries in Australia (Wine Industry Directory, 2011), Both the winery and their wines have received strong reviews and accolades internationally. In 2014 they were rated as one of the top 20 producers in terms of quality in Australia.   They put their success down to maintaining personal relationships with their customers.

Valle Secreto

Valle Secreto

Valle Secreto is a project of two families who carried out a dream of making wine with incomparable characteristics at an extraordinary place with great climate and kindness of nature.


The company is located in Alto Cachapoal,122 km South of Santiago. The company focuses on quality in all areas from the vineyards, to the winery through to the wine and it’s presentation.

 

Valle Secreto is an innovative project in the industry, with the purpose of delivering to the final consumer a unique and different product, in which distinguishing and typical characteristics of the valley where Valle Secreto cultivates and produces are revived

 

The goal is to obtain great quality wines, being able to complement wine cultivation and tourism, unifying it all at the areas of the Valley, mixing modern facilities with tradition.

Claude Baron

Claude Baron

Champagne winemaker in the soul, Claude Baron, helped by his three daughters, has created his own brand to carry on the family tradition that means so much to him.


The Champagnes are produced from grapes that come from vineyards in the heart of the Marne Valley and are patiently vinified by Claude and Lise. They have worked for over 30 years to develop the family Champagne House in the Marne Valley. Today, they have decided to take up another challenge with their daughters and have created Champagne Claude Baron.

 

Claude, Lise (oenologist) and Aline Baron produce Champagnes that make your taste buds quiver with pleasure. Claire Baron is responsible for trade relationship, France and Export.

Bodegas Riojanas

Bodegas Riojanas

Throughout its 100-year history, winemaking techniques have evolved because Bodegas Riojanas combine the local winemaking tradition with the state-of-the-art winemaking techniques. Innovation goes hand in hand with respect for tradition. Therefore they have incorporated the most advanced winemaking techniques that allow for adaptation to current market trends.

 

Bodegas Riojanas controls more than 300 hectares, from the best vineyards in Cenicero, San Vicente de la Sonsierra and nearby towns. The quintessential grape in Rioja is Tempranillo, but Bodegas Riojanas also has one of the largest areas dedicated to Mazuelo and Graciano within the denomination, varieties that provide greater personality to some of their wines.

 

All the tasks developed from the grape sprouting in the vineyard until the wine arrives at your table are developed and run by Bodegas Riojanas staff, always having as objective the highest quality.

Zuccardi Winery

Zuccardi Winery

Zuccardi are a family company founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. Forty five years later there are three generations of the family involved all joined by a passion for wine. In September 2007, the prestigious Decanter magazine acknowledged José Alberto and Sebastián Zuccardi as being among the five most influential personalities of Argentine Wine.


Zuccardi are the only winery of its type in Argentina having an experiential area in which 35 new varieties of wines are developed. Thanks to this constant innovation work, the winery has successfully introduced wines created out of non traditional grape varieties in Argentina.

 

The constant search for being recognized as a company which bases all its decisions and production and commercialization processes upon a respect for the soil, the air, the flora and fauna, and the whole community, has made Familia Zuccardi focus on sustainable agriculture, coexisting with nature without damaging it.

Alma Cersius

Alma Cersius

The winemakers of ALMA CERSIUS have vineyards in three villages: Cers, Portiragnes & Villeneuve les Béziers.

It’s 1,200 hectares consist of a mosaic of grape varietals in IGP Pays d’Oc and IGP Coteaux du Libron and benefit from an oceanic microclimate on a terroir of rolled stones, smoothed by wind currents.

Since 2009, ALMA CERSIUS has built a portfolio of award-winning Premium brands. ALMA CERSIUS produces and markets more than 2,5 million bottles in France and abroad.

Domaine Paul Mas

Domaine Paul Mas

The Conas hamlet in Pézenas is the historical cradle of Domaines Paul Mas. Located on the Ile de Conas Estate, the castle has a long history, going back more than a thousand years. Domaine de Conas was split in 1792 and sold at auction.

Only the château and the mill remained together with 27 hectares (66 acres), which became Raymond Mas’ (Jean Claude’s grandfather) property from 1954.

Considered a flagship of the Sud de France brand, their wines express all the richness and diversity of the region.

Domaines Paul Mas owns more than 600 hectares of vineyards, and work in partnership with grape growers across an additional 1312 hectares of vines. This means they have access to 40 different grape varieties, both local and international, as well as an incredible range of different terroirs in the Languedoc.

This diversity is all down to the unique situation of the region, bound by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the mountains of the north, and by its geological formation.

Jean-Claude Mas was born in a winemaking environment in the Languedoc, in Pézenas. At the age of 3, during the harvest, he escaped from his mother and ran 2.5 km to meet his grandfather in the cellar! This was a moment that he never forgot, when his interest and passion for wine were born!

Jean-Claude Mas is often described as a pioneer from the New Languedoc, belonging to the New wave of French wines, one of those on a mission to give Languedoc his former glory back in a region where wine production goes back to more than 2000 years.

Lou Miranda

Lou Miranda

Lou Miranda Estate is a family owned boutique winery based in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

 

Lou, his wife Val and their daughters Lisa and Victoria produce premium quality wines under the Leone and Lou Miranda Estate brands using fruit from their own Barossa Valley vineyards. Lou’s father used to say ‘You can only make great wine with great fruit’. This simple but effective philosophy is reflected in all that they do today, from our rigorous approach to vineyard management, consistency and discipline over fruit selection to hand crafted winemaking practices.

 

In one way or another, the family has been working on these wines for more than seventy years. It started when our nonno, Francesco Miranda came to Australia from Italy in 1938. He arrived in Griffith, New South Wales and set about building his dream. His son Lou has spent a lifetime building on his father’s passion while adding his own unique style.

Archangel Winery

Archangel Winery

Nestled within a timeless and sensual landscape, Archangel Vineyard sits on two ancient glacial terraces in the Upper Clutha Valley of Central Otago, one of the southern most winegrowing regions in the world. Geological events 30,000 years ago have defined the Archangel landscape, creating soils that are a pastiche of loess, gravel, schist and mineral quartz. Today, the 23 hectare estate nurtures Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling vines. Archangel is a true story of hope, love and survival.   It begins in 1940 with two young girls, Stefania and Halina were forced from their homes in war-torn Poland, the girls find themselves in a labour camp in Arkhangel’sk, Siberia. Though they had not yet met, they begin a courageous journey to freedom. With the prospect of a better life, Stefania and Halina enlist into the Womens Auxiliary Air Force and they meet during WWll, at RAF Newton in Nottinghamshire, England, home to several Polish Airforce squadrons. At the end of the war both married and began their new lives.

A generation later, destiny would once again weave its web. Serendipity and romance would bring Ian and Mary together; the son and daughter of our two heroines.  Inspired by the same spirit and determination as their mothers, they begin their own journey, searching for a unique and distinctive place worthy of being called Archangel. Their quest takes them to Central Otago, in the south island of New Zealand.

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