Created in 2006, this entity includes the four cooperative wineries of the area of Ovalie: Vignerons de Rabastens (AOP Gaillac, Tarn), Cave de Técou (AOP Gaillac, Tarn), Cave de Fronton (AOP Fronton, Haute-Garonne) and Cotes d’Olt (AOP Cahors, Lot). It is the leading supplier of red and rosé wines from the Southwest of France.
GRAPE VARIETIES : Duras, Fer Servadou, Mauzac and Loin de l’œil for Gaillac, Malbec for Cahors, Négrette for Fronton and Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay
PRESIDENT : Francis Terral
GENERAL MANAGER : Jacques Tranier
▪ 50 % Grande Distribution
▪ 16 % cavistes & restaurants
▪ 14 % export
▪ 8 % caveaux de vente
MAIN BRANDS : Tarani, Rosé Piscine, Démon, Noir, Terre d’Ovalie, Comte de Négret, Saint-Michel, Inès, Astrolabe, Les Virtuoses…
PRODUCTION : 250 000 hl = 18 millions de bouteilles + 600 000 Bag-in-Box®, AOP Gaillac, Fronton, Cahors & IGP Comté Tolosan, Côtes du Lot et Côtes du Tarn
ASSETS : This company is the leading trader in red and rosé wines from Southwest France.
▪ It has successfully preserved all of its native and exclusive grapes, despite the trend in favor of so called international varieties. This is what makes the richness of Vinovalie, thanks to decades of research and the persistence of its vintners. Moreover, Vinovalie produces the wine of several estates, some of which, belong to the company.
▪ The VIN-OVALIE group is clearly implicated in rugby, as indicated by its slogan which refers to the sport’s key value – “The group is better than the best of the group”.
Lapérouse was a famous admiral, fascinated about the discovery of new territories. He sailed the seas and oceans on a ship dubbed “Astrolabe”. Passionate about the discovery of new sensorial territories, Les Vignerons d’Ovalie have established a research and development program, dedicated to the study of historic grapes varieties, found only on the land of its growers. The result of this research led in turn to the creation of the “Astrolabe” brand in homage to this legendary navigator.