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In figures

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Key figures

  • 600 hectares of vines (430 produce red wine)
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  • 200 employees
  • 5 000 B2B clients.
  • Turnover :
    24,5 million euros for the S.A.S. (simplified joint stock company) Les Vignobles André Lurton
  • 25,4 million euros for the S.A.S. (simplified joint stock company) Les Vignobles André Lurton and associated vineyards (Château Barbe Blanche and Château Dauzac)
  • Present on 5 continents and over 67 countries
  • 10 Châteaux
  • Representing 7 appellations: Pessac-Léognan, Margaux,  Lussac-Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, Entre-Deux-Mers and Graves.
  • Certified Iso 14001 (Environmental Management System) at all of the firm's 5 facilities [a step officially recognized by the French "Grenelle 2" law dated 12 July 2010: environmental certification (Haute Valeur Environnementale - level HVE2) from the French Ministry of Agriculture].
  • Annual employee training budget: 56,000 euros in 2012 (56 employees received training in 2012)
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  • 4 million bottles sold annually :
    • 58 % red
    • 34 % white
    • 8 % rosé
 
  • Breakdown of sales :
    • France : 50 %
    • Export : 50 %
     
  • Solvability ratio: capital stock / balance sheet total: 80%

 Corporate Gouvernance

  1. A board of directors defines the strategic orientations and activities of S.A.S Les Vignobles André Lurton and oversees their implementation.
  2. The S.A.S. Board of Directors has 6 members. 
  3. André Lurton is the President.
  4. The Crédit Agricole owns 18% of the S.A.S. capital.
  5. As Managing Director, Pascal Le Faucheur represents the Board of Directors and fulfils his duties on their behalf.

Strategy

S.A.S Les Vignobles André Lurton has several strong points:

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  • A well-balanced range of wines from the finest appellations in Bordeaux.
  • Estates with an excellent worldwide reputation: Château Couhins-Lurton, Château Dauzac, Château La Louvière and Château Bonnet.
  • Strong presence in France and internationally.
  • A loyal customer base of trade professionals in various market segments: the “on trade” (bars, restaurants and hotels), négociants , importers, distributors, and supermarkets.