2015 vintage, first impressions
The Union des Grands Crus of which Castel is a member with several our properties, shares its first impressions of the 2015 vintage.
Castel join with Vin & Société in appealing to the President to honour his pledge to provide clarification or the Loi Evin. This is essential for all stakeholders in the French vine and wine industry, and we remain focused and optimistic as we await further developments.
Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits exhibition
14-18 june - Exhibition park of Bordeaux
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Castel unveils their ambitions at Prowein 2015
From Sunday 15th to Tuesday 17th March, the Castel family business will be at Prowein in Düsseldorf, Germany, on the stand Hall 11 Aisle E Stand 50.
During the fair will take place on the stand some animations :
• On Sunday 15th March from 11 am – 5 pm, Famille Castel VeRy and VeRy Fizz would like to welcome you to a cocktail event based on the Art of Mixology the Art of Mixology
• New Masterclasses from Castel Estates and Vineyards and Grands Crus, Monday 16th March.
• Alain Raynaud previews the 2014 vintage With demonstrations from Château de Haut-Coulon and cuvée Tour Prignac Grande Réserve from 11.30 am – 12.00.
• A lunch and cocktail event with Matthias HEIN, chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Victorian in Düsseldorf from 12 – 2pm.
• Presentation and tasting of the recently-revived Grand Cru Classé Marquis de Terme with General Manager Ludovic David from 2pm – 2.30pm.
Limited places available – please book :
Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, successful results for Castel
November the 12th of 2014
From the 6th to the 8th of November 2014, for the seventh time, was held the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair at the Center of Conventions and Exhibitions of Hong Kong. With over 1 000 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, and the visit of 2 000 companies worldwide, the fair remains one of the largest in Asia.
The fair has been successful for Castel who had its own booth for the first time.
Castel has never stopped investing in China, since they entered the country, more than 10 years ago, when nobody believed in it. Castel today is the first wine export company in China.
Positive results for Castel at Vinexpo Nippon 2014
November the 7th 2014
After 12 years of non-attendance, Vinexpo returns to Japan. From the 1st to the 2nd of November 2014, in Tokyo, in an upscale hotel of the city center, the exhibition attracted 150 exhibitors and 3000 professional visitors (importers, wholesalers, distributors and on-trade) at 90% of them Japanese. In addition to its small size, the fair is unique as it is dedicated to a single market. It remains important for France, Japan’s largest exporter, closely followed by Italy and Chile.
The results are positive for Castel through new contacts made with buyers from the on-trade market and some appointment done with the largest importers of Japan.
Wine is officially recognized as French heritage !
It is official, the wine came at the French Cultural Heritage since the 13th of October 2014.
This date is the declaration of the article 22 L. 665-6 from the text of law n°2014-1170 concerning the law of the future of the agriculture, nutrition and forest opted by the national Assembly and the Senate and proclaimed by the President of Republic.
Castel, talent of the week for a French national radio, not to mention our castles and our activity in the Grands Crus
Megavino Wine Fair – Brussels – Belgium – Booth FR700
On the occasion of the public and professional wine and spirits fair Megavino, which takes place from the 24th to the 27th of October, please come to discover or rediscover our Châteaux Castel.
This occasion will also be honored with the different flavors from our range Very and the sparkling novelty all presented by a bartender.
More : in PDF
TFWA, Travel Retail’s fair in Cannes from the 26th to the 31st of October
More informations : here
Harvest 2014 : Light at the End of a Two-Year Tunnel
Forecasts for 2014 are looking promising. Here at Castel, we’re not taking anything for granted until the harvest has been safely gathered in, but it’s always good to hear that things are flourishing – just as our vines are flourishing in the vineyards. Happy reading!
More informations : press article
Competition Bordeaux Rosé 2014, assessment in images
The Bordeaux Wine Festival - with Baron de Lestac
From June 26th to 29th, Bordeaux will be celebrating its Wine Festival, held every two years along the banks of the river in this French capital of wine.
Connoisseurs, aficionados and wine enthusiasts can stroll from pavilion to pavilion along the two-kilometre wine trail, sampling wines from the Bordeaux appellations and those of Aquitaine.
At the heart of the celebration in the Place des Quinconces, the Baron de Lestac team is ready to welcome you to their “Millésime” pavilion, where they will be pleased to introduce the full range of Baron de Lestac red, white and rosé wines. Pay a visit to our Facebook page and enter our Instant Win competition: a whole host of wine-related prizes to be won! Find out more by visiting : www.facebook.com/BarondeLestac
Lots more prizes at the Sud Ouest Newspaper stand !
500,000 visitors are expected at the Festival this year, and our team is looking forward to welcoming each and every one of them, to show just how much has been done to boost the quality of Baron de Lestac wines.
The Baron de Lestac pavilion is open from 11 am to 12 midnight.
To find out more about the Festival, visit : bordeaux-fete-le-vin.com
Vinexpo Asia Pacific
Castel stand at Vinexpo Asia Pacific wine fair in Hong Kong. This year, tastings, meetings, negotiations and events increased between our clients, prospects, distributors and our Castel team in Asia.
Great participation at the competition
« Bordeaux Rosé, the other Rosé » 2014 !
The Awards Ceremony will take place on the Wednesday 21st of May in Bordeaux’s Palais de la Bourse. The event will be attended by Hervé Grandeau, President of the Syndicat des Bordeaux et Bordeaux Supérieur, and comes under the patronage of Figaro wine writer Bernard Burtschy and Franck Crouzet, PR Director for the Castel Group.
For any further information, here is the Press release.
No to the decline of the wine industry
Castel’s contribution to the current strategic plan deals with the prospects for the wine industry in 2025. Their involvement began in December 2013 and will culminate in the coming weeks with a presentation to the Ministry of Agriculture and other relevant Ministries.
As a preview, UMVIN (the Union of Wine Houses and Brands) will present the key issues on May 13th: “No to the Decline of the Wine Industry,” with the participation of Castel.
Wine as part of France’s heritage
On Saturday April 12th, the French Senate officially recognised wine as “part of France’s heritage”, just a few months after it had been granted the same recognition by the National Assembly.
Top 20 of imported wine brands have come out, and CASTEL and Lafite rank top
CFDF indexes of Chinese imported wine of 90th Sugar & Wine Trade Fair were issued in Chengdu on March 29th. CASTEL, the largest wine enterprise in Europe and the leading brand of Chinese imported wine brand, ranked the second of TOP20 of the Chinese imported wine brands.
See the press release.
China ends probe into european wine
As confirmed by our Federation of Exporters in their communiqué dated March 21st, China has ended its anti-dumping investigations against European wines.
We have every reason to congratulate ourselves, especially as Castel have worked tirelessly over the last few months in the hope of achieving just such an outcome. We were one of six European companies involved in providing the mountain of paperwork and tremendous amount of information and analysis demanded of us over the last months. It has not been in vain; the fears of the Chinese authorities have been allayed, just as we expected they would.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who has played a part in reaching this decision and would like to reconfirm our commitment to our Chinese partners, with whom we celebrated our own achievement at the end of March 2012 at the Chengdu wine fair: 100,000,000 bottles of Castel wine sold in China! We will continue to help the Chinese consumer to discover and enjoy our estates, vineyards and famous labels, including the Castel brand which was voted China’s most popular wine and spirits brand at the end of 2013. (See our communiqué dated 28th October 2013).
And just as we have done in France and worldwide over several generations, we would like to share our values and the French culture of vine and wine with Chinese consumers, so that they might appreciate our wines and winemaking expertise to their fullest extent.
Here is the official press release.
Castel becomes a global player in rosé wine with Listel
The partnership between Castel and Vranken-Pommery, has recently been authorised by the Competition Authority and is now Listel SAS.
This significant project reinforces Castel's position as a major player in the global development of the French rosé wine market.
Here is the press release for more information.
Prowein, the most important professional wines and spirits fair of Europe.
Using the Prowein Exhibition, which takes place from the 23rd to the 25th of March 2014 in Düsseldorf, in Germany, as a springboard, Castel intensify their export strategy focusing on Europe in particular, as they continue to promote their wines and French winemaking expertise.
Stand Castel: Hall 5 Stand G 175
From 3 to 5 March 2014,
A tradeshow close to you
Bordeaux-Vinipro, the first trade show dedicated to the new generation of wines from Bordeaux and south-west France.
From 3 to 5 March 2014, BORDEAUX-VINIPRO takes over Bordeaux Exhibition Centre for the very first trade show dedicated exclusively to wines from Bordeaux and south-west France, set to become the key trade event for the wine sector due to its size, diversity and modern approach.
An innovative, connected exhibition space.
Over three days,wine producers and merchants representing the different sectors of the industry will gather at Bordeaux Exhibition Centre to meet visitors from all over France and the world. BORDEAUX-VINIPRO, the very first event dedicated to wines from Bordeaux and south-west France, aims to boost trade between these professionals and stimulate new commercial partnerships.
From the 10th to the 14th of February 2014 – booth Castel, pavilion 2 Hall 1 n°21b24.
The professional and international exhibition for food, beverages and kitchenware, takes place in Moscow, Russia.
Castel Malesan, the subsidiary company of Castel in Russia, will be on hand to present the Malesan and Famille Castel’s range and the wines of Castel’s properties are featured on this stand with a dedicated space.
China: Castel Seek Judicial Review to Clear our Name
The case of Castel Frères SAS vs. Panati Wine and its owner Li Daozhi continues, as Castel Frères SAS contest the Zhejiang Court ruling and file an application for judicial review with the Chinese Supreme Court.
Unfair and lacking in objectivity.
The conflict between Li Daozhi and Castel is not yet over. Only a ruling by the Supreme Court in Beijing will decide the outcome. Castel Frères SAS will not be changing their strategy; they will be maintaining their business activities in China and continuing to supply quality French wine to Chinese consumers.
From the 18th to the 21th of October the city of brussels is welcoming wine makers in it palace of exhibitions.
During the professional and public wine fair you will be able to taste our Flavoured wine Very with four different flavors.
On Sunday the 20th, at 14pm will take place a masterclass of 6 wines from four different French regions. Castel’s family is delighted to offer a unique range of wine with the all expression of their terroir.
From the 20th to the 25th of October 2013: Professional Tax Free World Association in the city of Cannes – France. This is a great opportunity for Castel to introduce for the very first time its activity of negociant of Grands Crus.
Baron de Lestac – the Bordeaux that’s really something.
Over the coming months, Baron de Lestac will be bringing you a series of videos to show the various processes that go into making this Bordeaux something really special.
This video featuring the cooperage process gives a step by step account of how Baron de Lestac barrels are made, a demanding procedure which requires a high degree of skill and expertise.
In another video, our Cellar master explains all about how and why the wines are aged in oak barrels.
Castel at Vinexpo-Bordeaux from the 16th to the 20th of June at the stand H1-BD-stand n° 270.
We present our latest releases, our wines from Castel Estates and Vineyards, our Grand Cru work and our brands established in some 130 countries.
Bordeaux rosé, l'autre rosé contest
On the 16th of May, Franck Crouzet, Castel Group Head of Communication, awarded the participants of the “Bordeaux Rosé, L’Autre Rosé” contest.
Created by Planète Bordeaux, dedicated to the promotion of Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur appellations, this competition appealed to students’ creativity regarding Bordeaux rosé wines.
Coming from Communication, Design, Fashion and Business Schools, they were greeted in our barrel cellar in Blanquefort to receive their prizes.