about

SOVEX GRANDSCHÂTEAUX,
EXPERT WINE FINDERS

OUR MISSION

SHARING WINES
DISCOVERED AROUND THE WORLD

In every wine we find, there is a world to explore and a story to tell and promote.

Since 1982, we have been dedicated to sharing our finest discoveries from Bordeaux and beyond with our clients.
We keep a close eye on market opportunities to bring them original, high-performing wines.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

KEEPING AN OPEN ATTITUDE
TO THE WINE TRADE

  • Curiosity

  • Authenticity

  • Excellence

  • Integrity

OUR STRENGTH

THE BACKING OF AN INTERNATIONAL
FAMILY-OWNED GROUP

Since 1998, Sovex GrandsChâteaux has been part of Ballande
which provides us with its support and expertise as an international group.

Ballande was founded in the 19th century by a family of Bordeaux shipowners and so it, too, has exploring in its blood.
Operating in France and in the Pacific, it is today a successful player in industries such as mining, farming and logistics.

Wine is one of its core activities and it owns a network of wine shops,
two négociant houses and two wine estates, including a Grand Cru Classé producer in Margaux.

Château Prieuré-Lichine - Grand Cru Classé Margaux

OUR KEY FIGURES

SOVEX GRANDSCHÂTEAUX
IN FIGURES

  • 86

    staff

  • 40 years’

    experience

  • Over 1000

    clients

  • 58

    export countries

  • 75 million

    euros in annual revenue

  • EXPORT 30%
  • ON-TRADE EUROPE 36%
  • OFF-TRADE EUROPE 34%
Breakdown of sales by distribution channel
  • Châteaux 36,5%
  • Own brands 14,5%
  • Beyond 6%
  • Grands Crus Classés 43%
Breakdown of sales by product