The wine industry

Organization of the Bordeaux wine industry

Near 6000 WINEGROWERS, wine estate owners and managers 

Over the past 20 years, the number of growers in Gironde AOX wines has dropped significantly, reachind 5,834 in 2018. At the same time, the average estate size has sbstantially increased, reaching 19,1 hectares in 2018.

The role of the wine merchant is to buy to sell.  Approximately 300 Wine Trade firms sell more than 70% of Bordeaux’s production in 170 different countries.

A key intermediary, the wine broker selects and proposes wines to the Wine Trade network and guarantees that the sale contract is correctly fulfilled by both parties. In 2017-2018, 72 wines brokers closed 70% of bulk wine sales.