Passion, flavor, terroir: three words that have never ceased to inhabit Grimaud winegrowers since January 1932 when, under the leadership of eight men invested and determined, the Societe des Vignerons was born.
The desire to progress, adapt, innovate has animated the generations of winemakers who have followed one another at the winery. Eight decades later, the will and the ability of these men to look into the future have made this winery one of the most important of the Var, which gathers 203 members cultivating 900 hectares of vines.
The vineyard spread over the communes of Grimaud, Cogolin, La Mole, Plan Tour, La Garde Freinet, Gassin, Ramatuelle, Sainte Maxime.
Consequence of the extent and variety of the terroir: there is not one but several types of Côtes de Provence. Each has its own geological and climatic personality. Eight production basins make up the appellation: the Maritime Border, Notre-Dame des Anges, the Haut Pays, the Bassin du Beausset, the Sainte-Victoire mountain, Fréjus, La Londe and Pierrefeu. Currently, four local appellations are recognized, each of which produces wines with a marked typicity: Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Côtes de Provence Fréjus, Côtes de Provence La Londe and Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu.
Since 2009, the Cave is engaged in an upstream quality approach. The members benefit from a technical follow-up with advice in support. A weekly phytosanitary bulletin is published and distributed to all taking stock of the practices to be performed and the pressure of the various diseases of the vineyard. All plots are visited before harvest and prioritized using an evaluation grid. Parcel selections allow us to produce a very consistent range of wines.
The immediate proximity of the Mediterranean Sea conditions the climatology specific to this sector. Winter and summer temperatures are reduced. Annual precipitation is particularly low (less than 700 mm / year). The duration of insolation is important and the ventilation regime by sea breezes is almost permanent and of high amplitude.