Castel

11 July, 2008

31-33 Weir Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 8XT

T: 020 8944 4770

E: f.verborg@castel-freres.com

W: groupe-castel.com

Established: 1949

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

Off-trade split: 90%

Castel has been focusing on its newly-launched Castel Family wines, which feature different grape varieties and regions from all over France, including Merlot from Bordeaux, Grenache/Syrah from Côtes du Rhône, Syrah from the Languedoc and rosé from Provence. The range also includes a selection of single varietal wines from southern France. Managing director Anne Burchett stepped down recently to enrol on a university writing course.




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