The role of the association

Association of Bordeaux Wine Merchants, the Union des Maisons de Bordeaux (UMB), whose creation dates back to the 19th century, groups together one hundred of Bordeaux’s most influential Wine Trade firms.

Its role is to be:

  • a preferential source of information and guidance for its members,
  • a place for consultation and decision-making,
  • a proactive, representational body for this profession.

Organisation Nationale du Négoce-Eleveur and its representation in France, Europe and worldwide


Some of the main services offered to its members:

  • A weekly newsletter, sent via email to the inboxes of employees accredited by the various companies.
  • A website for the general public presenting the profession and the companies.
  • A professional Extranet website.
  • A new 2011-2012 directory, available at the occasion of Vinexpo.
  • The central balance sheet carried out in collaboration with our National Fedreation, the AGEV.
  • The biennial enquiry into salaries and wages of Wine Trade companies based in the Gironde department.
  • Assistance for organizing requests to obtain public subsidies for material and intangible investments, or export grants.
  • Management of a database of job seekers, of professionalization contracts, training periods, export assisgnments….
  • The creation of a DVD to present the Wine Trade and its various professions.

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