The wine industry

Organization of the Bordeaux wine industry

10 000 WINEGROWERS, wine estate owners and managers 

and a wide diversity of wine estates.

300 WINE MERCHANTS

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

100 WINE BROKERS

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.  The wine broker oversees more than 80% of transactions between owner-seller and wine merchant-buyer.