Protected from the Atlantic winds by a natural barrier of pines, the Bordeaux vineyards benefit from an ideal climate. Hot sunny summers, mild autumns and winters, wet springs. In fact, everything needed for the vines to reveal their full potential. The gravelly or limestone and clay soil on the banks of the Garonne and the Dordogne nurture the diversity of these exceptional vineyards.
On the left bank of the Garonne, in Lamarque, Château du Cartillon is located at an equal distance from the vintage wines of Margaux and Saint-Julien. Nestling at the heart of the Haut-Médoc appellation, the estate produces a superb Haut Médoc Cru Bourgeois that has won a number of medals and mentions in prestigious guides.
On the right bank, the vines of Château Cantin, a vintage Saint Emilion Grand Cru, blossom on the sun-drenched hillsides looking out over the Garonne.
With the acquisition of Dulong Frères et Fils in 2006, the GCF Group has been enhanced by a winemaking site equipped with cutting-edge technology - automated systems, micro-oxygenation, thermoregulation and thermo-winemaking - all ensuring excellent quality and total traceability.
Our intuition for innovation is also reflected in the diversification of our products. Acquired by the Group in 2007, the Bordeaux brand Calvet recently launched a new, original product: Calvet Brut Rosé. Decidedly chic and elegant in style, this Bordeaux crémant has benefited from a superb promotional campaign in 300 trendy bars and restaurants in Bordeaux and the Arcachon region. Proof, if any were needed, that creation and tradition go hand-in-hand.
Located in Bordeaux for 5 generations, Crus et Domaines de France is the grand Bordeaux specialist of the GCF Group. This key stakeholder in the region markets the Group’s 15 estates through its 25-strong team, who are all experts in the specific business of the Bordeaux region, such as the Grands Crus Classés and Nouveau wine.
Fermière des Grands Crus de France cultivates 400 hectares of vines. The company is particularly keen on preserving the ecosystem of the terroirs and using sustainable methods of cultivation. With this in mind, our teams take the grapes to their optimum point of maturity for prestigious appellations such as Pomerol, Saint-Emilion, Lalande-de-Pomerol, and Montagne-Saint-Emilion.