Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 2,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France.
The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.
The head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,200 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 930 million euros in 2015, 75% of which was exported to over 165 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.