Since 1554, we found official writings attesting to the presence of vines farmed at the place called Les Vergnes and its domaine Beaulieu. In 1879, it became the property of Baron de Gargan, a fervent actor in the fight against phylloxera. The new methods of cultivation and wine making were set up by his manager and taken over by some famous Grands Crus Classés from Bordeaux. Purchased in 1984 to the family of the famous Maréchal Leclerc, UniVitis group has been working hard in order to produce the best wine this terroir has to offer.
Family wine since the 17th century, the vineyard of Château La Courtiade was created and developed over the centuries with a common passion: to reveal the terroir and to respect the ecosystem.Henri Sicard, 13th generation, has been exploiting the vineyard since 1988 with a concern for precision. He is also very active in the development of environmental practices and one of the pioneer of High Environmental Value (HVE) standard of the UniVitis cooperative.
Chateau Pitron comes from the vineyards of the Strong House Puch of Gensac which produced wine since 17th century. Thus, in 1686, the chateau was acquired by Jacques-Jean of Puch and remained in the family until the beginning of 20th century. It was sold in 1932 to a Sino-American couple, then it was bought back in 1993 by Mr. Pitron, the current owner and partner of UniVitis, whose major investments illustrate the strong desire to match excellence.
UNIVITIS, the largest group of wine producers in Bordeaux and the South West of France, has endeavoured to promote the regions qualities since 1984 by highlighting the character of its wines, which are produced from a mosaic of terroirs and appellations.
On the basis of close relationships with its producers and by listening to consumers, UNIVITIS creates constantly-evolving ranges of Wines from Bordeaux and the South West of France.
By providing an interface between its producers and its customers, and perfecting its role from the vineyard to the bottle, UNIVITIS has developed a powerful tool that enhances quality and contributes to the satisfaction of its customers and of consumers generally.
Selling a wide range of Wines from Bordeaux and the South West of France, both in bulk to trading houses and in bottles, both in France and abroad, the Union of UNIVITIS Producers has proved itself to be a major player in the A.O.C. wine sector.
At the cross-roads between tradition and innovation, and with an emphasis on developing creativity, the UNIVITIS team is totally committed to serving customers in the best way possible.