The Cooperative

Strength in numbers

In 1963, several winegrowers in the Sancerre region got together to create a common tool for the vinification and sale of their wine. Cave des Vins de Sancerre, the only cooperative today within the Sancerre appellation, was created. Our original values have not changed – solidarity among the growers, the sharing of know-how, and the demand for quality.

Today, our 92 member growers, divided among 12 communes continue to perpetuate and expand upon the work of the cooperative’s founders, which is based on an ethic of social and solidarity-based economy.

A fully controlled process

From harvest and grape collection through to blending and sales, the growers, backed by the winery teams, manage the entire process, which guarantees you certified quality Sancerre wines.

Internationally recognized know-how

Cave des Vins de Sancerre currently sells 2.5 million bottles per year: traditional and exceptional Sancerre wines (white, rosé, red), Loire Valley wines (Pouilly, Quincy, Menetou-Salon) and “vins de pays”. 55% of production is exported outside France, mainly to England, Belgium and Germany.

Our team

Cave des Vins de Sancerre are twelve people who work in close collaboration with the member growers to produce the finest the appellation has to offer, in accordance with the strategic orientations previously defined by committees.

The Head Oenologist and Cellar Master are in charge of blending and bring the wines into being. The Head Oenologist also handles the marketing.

Five winery workers are present from the harvest of the grapes through to the vinification of the musts and ageing of the wines.

The administration department is in charge of managing the cooperative.