Created in March 2012 by my friend Jean-Pierre Xiradakis, restaurant owner in Bordeaux, and myself, the Prix Raisin®
is awarded each year to young viticulturists under 40 for one of their wines. A different appellation is chosen each year, in order to highlight the potential of all our wine regions.
Our goal is to enable consumers to discover excellent wines, with a very good quality/price ratio, from a young, talented winegrower.
The tasting committee is made up of professionals. The sponsors support the winner for the whole year, in various ways.
Olivier Dauga offers a year of vineyard, technical and vinification consulting,
Jean-Pierre Xiradakis lists the property’s wines on the menu of his restaurant La Tupiña, as well as in his four other outlets,
Jean-Christophe Varron, MD of cooperage VINEA, gives guidance on the use of barrels and oak in wine, and offers three barrels,
Since then we have been joined by:
In 2013, SOWINE, a PR agency in Paris, headed by Marie and Sylvain Mascré, who offer an audit to optimise communications about the property and its wines.
In 2014, WINEVOX, represented by Brinda Bourhis, who offers 2 days of training on a theme to be agreed with the winner, or the translation of 5000 words.
The Agency CLICTOUT DEV represented by Frederic Jouffreau, specialist in the creation of web sites, will offer a turnkey, self-manageable site.
In 2015, Fleury Wines, managed by Mr Jean Fleury, a wine merchant in Pineuilh, will help market the property’s wines by offering them to his company’s customers. Laffort SA, a manufacturer of oenological products in Bordeaux, represented by its Managing Director Philippe Guillomet, will provide help and technical assistance with the use of innovative oenological products. Leaving the project: Le Monde des Crus, Benoît Ricaud Dussarget, wine merchant.
The Prix Raisin®
highlights the quality and dynamism of our region’s young grape growers, these vignerons who contribute to the exceptional cultural richness of the world of wine and to its reputation.
___Prix Raisin® 2012
Frédéric Borderie, Château les Gravières de La Brandille, AOC Bordeaux Supérieur.
Château Gravières de la Brandille, 2010
« Since 2 April 2012, Olivier has supported me through regular tastings. His advice has given me a complementary and different vision compared with what I normally do. The Prix Raisin®
is a real boost which saves a lot of time! It is an encouragement to succeed at all levels. A sharing of values, a passion for wine and the meetings that allow for progress. It is a real recognition of the work done on the wine. And the icing on the cake: having trust in a young person who wants to do well! »
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___Prix Raisin® 2013
Amélie Durand, Château Doms, AOC Graves.
Château Doms Cuvée Amélie, 2010
« Olivier has been regularly to taste my wines at the property. From a technical point of view, he is a renowned consultant in wine development. He has helped me to make my wines better known by introducing them to journalists and international bloggers. This prize has resulted in a considerable increase in visibility for my property. It has a wide reach, gives enormous pleasure, and improves self-confidence! »
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___Prix Raisin® 2014
Amandine Giret, Château Côtes de Rigaud, AOC Puisseguin Saint-Emilion.
Château Côtes de Rigaud, Cuvée Séduction, 2011
« It is more than a kick-start, it is real support that turns into motivation! »
___Prix Raisin® 2015
Julien Bonneau, Château Haut Grelot, AOC Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux.
Château Haut Grelot, Cuvée Méthez, 2012
« Very useful - it helped me to develop my reputation and to progress in wine production. »