Cournoble is produced by the leading Cave Cooperative in the region: Les Vignerons de Tutiac.
The Cave has 450 members (grape growers), including 70 Châteaux spread across 4000 hectares of vines.
Les Vignerons de Tutiac’s vineyards spread accros the appellations of Bordeaux, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux and Côtes de Bourg. Over the years and generations of winegrowers, they have become true experts of their Terroirs. They take extreme care of each plot of their vines, enabling them to produce year after year, vintage after vintage, enjoyable and unique wines.
Winery Philosophy: “Satisfy today’s needs whilst preserving our future generations”
This spirit inspired us to respond and be granted a project appeal by the Ministry of Agriculture. An important part of the project, entitled “Ecologically efficient and viable winegrowing”, was the plantation of an experimental vineyard. Its main purpose is research in French winegrowing, but it also serves as a teaching tool for our winegrowers. This vineyard allows us to conduct different trials on grape varieties and various methods of conduct of our vineyard. We combine expertise and environment preservation to naturally enhance biodiversity, limit inputs and protect our resources.
Tutiac’s name comes from the a little chapel not far from our winery, the Chapel of Tutiac. Surrounded by vines and hidden at the center of one of our best plots, deep in the Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux vineyard.
1974: Creation of « La Cave des Hauts de Gironde » in Civrac de Blaye
1988: Construction of a new production site in Marcillac
1993: Merger with the Saint Vivien cooperative
2004: Beginning of commercialization of bottled wines & creation of “Les Vignerons de Tutiac”
2005: Merger with the cooperatives of Generac, Anglade and Saint Gervais
2009: Merger with the cooperative of Perissac and new adhesions for a total of 300 additionnal hectares in “Côtes de Bourg”
2011: “La Cave des Hauts de Gironde” officially changed to “Les Vignerons de Tutiac”. Construction of our bottling center
2014: Planting of our experimental vineyard with resistant grape varieties
2015: Launch of our Wine Tourism circuit
Winery Acreage: 4,000 hectares (10,000 acres)
Les Vignerons de Tutiac are 450 enthusiastic winegrowers who work together and was founded on common values of cooperation, support and friendliness.
Over the years, we have continuously adapted to consumer demands by becoming true experts of our terroirs, modernizing our production tools but also by keeping human at the heart of each project.
A close knowledge of every single of our winegrower’s plots allows us to work each cuvée with extreme precision. Each plot is clearly defined depending on its exposure, soil, underground, rootstock, variety, vine’s ages, density…
All these aspects will define the way we work our vineyards in order to obtain the best expression of our terroir to provide vintage after vintage quality wines for all.