Fifty years ago, seven French growers pooled their slender resources in Corbières to make red wines. In this rugged Cathar country between Narbonne and Toulouse, a wine cooperative was born.
Vintage by vintage, more growers reached out to join what has become Vinadeis, the No. 1 wine cooperative group in France. That’s 1,600 growers and 700 employees working on 42,000 acres of vines, 45 estates, and 13 vinification centers to make 28 million cases of wine for France, the United States and 134 other export destinations.