Powerful French Wine Cooperatives

Some of the French wine cooperatives are big players in the French wine world. Which is not surprising. Nearly half of all French wine comes from cooperatives. The biggest is Val d’Orbieu in the Languedoc with 2500 members and a production of one million hectolitres annually.

Here is an updated list of France’s largest cooperatives. Several of them have their own, well-known brands. But they also sell a large part of their production (grapes, must or wine) to the négociants.

  1. Val d’Orbieu, Languedoc-Roussillon
  2. Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (Epernay)
  3. Alliance Champagne (brand : Champagne Jacquart)
  4. Union des Vignerons, Des Côtes du Rhône (brand : Cellier des Dauphins)
  5. Union Auboise, Bar-sur-Seine, Champagne (brand: Champagne Devaux)
  6. Union Champagne, Avize, Champagne (brand: Champagne St-Gall)
  7. Producteurs Plaimont, South West
  8. Vignerons Catalans, Perpignan, Languedoc-Roussillon
  9. Union Foncalieu, Languedoc-Roussillon
  10. Coopérative Générale des Vignerons, Champagne (brand: Champagne Collet)
  11. Coopérative Régionale des Vins de Champagne (brand: Champagne Castelnau)
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