13 July, 2007

31-33 Weir Road, Wimbledon

London SW19 8XT

T: 0208 944 4770



Established: 1949

Turnover (global): £598 million

Brands: Castel, Cachet, Virginie (France), Halana (Morocco)

Off-trade split: 90 per cent

Europe/New World split: 100/0

Castel launched its first UK-tailored wine range, Cachet, in March. It is planning a big push for its family-owned Bordeaux châteaux after a five-year investment plan. The company has recently created an overall group structure, with Isabelle Coustou joining Béziers-based group winemaker Cédric Jenin to take over the Bordeaux operations


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