AT THE ROOT OF THIS PROJECT IS A SHARED VISION AND VALUES COMBINING SIX CO-OPERATIVE WINERIES WORKING IN UNISON
Since 1932, the 70 growers farming 640 hectares of vineyards in Les Aspres have been the custodians of their vines and have shaped this unique landscape set amidst the lower foothills of Mount Canigou. Rooted in plateaux and hillsides between 150 and 300 metres above sea level, their vineyard sites allow them to make fine wines due to the cool nights and exposure to the winds.
The Vignerons des Côtes d’Agly winery is now a major Pyrénées-Orientales co-operative with 90 member growers farming 500 hectares. Its excellent wines have made its growers proud since 1910. Their varied range of wines stems from an outstanding mosaic of vineyard sites that rise up from the Roussillon plains to the upper Agly valley.
The Terres Plurielles co-operative, whose original winery was established in 1912, now groups together 120 grape growers farming 1,100 hectares across the Pyrénées-Orientales. Their vines thrive on specific vineyard sites that birth very different styles of wine, all of them encapsulating the same passion for good craftsmanship and responsible vineyard management.
Les Vignerons de Baixas winery was established in 1923 as a response to the crisis that the French wine industry had just experienced. A clutch of winegrowers had a similar idea – “Together, we will be stronger”. The present-day Vignerons de Baixas has 200 member growers spread over 1,700 hectares.
Les Vignerons de Trémoine is a group of 70 winegrowers farming 450 hectares located in four villages: Planèzes, Rasiguères, Lansac and Cassagnes, situated in the Agly Valley. Since 1919, the steep hillside villages here have produced delicate wines benefiting from the hugely complementary vineyard sites where the vines thrive.
Situated amongst the hillsides of Les Aspres and the Roussillon plain, the vineyards of Laure de Nyls were established in 1931 and offer a variety of sites geared to each grape variety over 1,250 hectares. The 180 winegrowers leverage this diversity to craft wines that either blend grapes from different sites or are selected from single vineyards.