Les Domaines Auriol is a family company created by Claude Vialade, a winemaker and genuine Woman of Wine.
“We are re-inventing the manufacturing craftsman”
-This is the founding concept of our company.
-Craftsman in terms of art of blending and expressing the raw grapes.
-Manufacturing because, with full traceability, we do what customers ask including all logistics and market requests.
Feet in the vineyards and head in the marketplace
-Knowledge of our ‘terroirs’ and winemaking are the base of our technical expertise.
-Market knowledge is the engine powering our growth.
Our aim is International development today representing 90 % of our business
-We now export to 27 countries.
-Our range integrates the unique local features of each geographical area.
-Our wines fit the market and keep their core Mediterranean profile: fruit, spices, balance, finesse, roundness.
Our 3 areas of business :
-As a producer of Corbières and organic wines, we have our own estates as well as rent vineyards.
-As a wine merchant, we can offer a complete and wide range of South of France appellations, from the Spanish border to Rhône Valley wines.
-As a winemaker of blends and varietals, we make sure vintners follow our protocol for the winemaking process to get a specific style.
Our activity :
-8 Mio litres vinified, 10 Mio of bottles and bags in box. More than 74 partner wineries
-1/3 of our sales comes from our “collection”, which makes up our permanent wine range. Customers can order them within a week.
> Our brands : Montmija, Cicéron, Belles du Sud, Auriol, Châteaux, as well as « Premium » from Mediterranean appellations: Corbières, Roussillon, Languedoc….
> Varietal collection
> We are proud to offer « plaisir » blends that self-proclaimed “great winemakers” have been dismissing for too long.
They contribute to our Company’s good reputation .
> Dessert and sparkling wines, sweet fortified wines, bag in box, So’ Light reduced alcohol wine (9%), etc…
2/3 of our sales come from tailor-made wines. They are based on a SPEC, a straightforward and precise identity card, which is completed working closely with our customers.
-The SPEC includes economic criteria, standardizes the wine analysis and offers a sensory profile. With our know-how, we can produce the same style of wine month after month and over a long-term period.
Research and Innovation
-We were the first pioneers of organic winemaking 25 years ago. We are currently innovating with cross-Pyrenees organic blends.
-So’ Light is an authentic varietal wine, with fewer calories & lower alcohol levels
-Logistics & production
The headquarters, inaugurated in 2000 in Gaujac, is focused on the following activities:
> Company strategy and development ,
> The Sales Department, Sales Administration, Human Resources,
> Technical expertise, coordination between the vineyards and bottling centers,
> A temperature-controlled ageing cellar with a capacity of 1 M bottles,
> The shipping of orders for our permanent wine range ,
> A production labeling line for private labels.
2 bottling centers, i.e. 3 bottling lines, are used for packaging of glass bottles, PET bottles, corks or screw caps; from 18.7 cl to 150 cl.
1 center for Bag In Box (3 l., 5 l. and 10 l.) is fully automated.
Certification & Endorsement
> Iso 9001, version 2008
> AB (organic) certified by Qualité France
> Sud de France
-Our bottling centers
> bottles: IFS, BRC, HACCP, AB certified by Ecocert
> bag in box : AB certified by Ecocert
> part of them is organically farmed and certified by Qualité France.