The place for Bordeaux wines
Vinexpo is the place to be for Bordeaux wines. We have been coming since it began. It’s all about being able to connect with the right decision makers in our key markets. The 2019 show has been much better than we expected. We also celebrated our 70th anniversary here and held a cocktail party on our stand and were able to induct new members into the Jurade, the brotherhood of St-Emilion.
Photo: Eduardo Aguirre, Export Manager
I would never miss it
It’s the chance to meet the who’s who of wine. I would never miss it and have been to every one since the early 1990’s. If you are in the world of ne wine then you have to be at Vinexpo. La Grande Dégustation at the Palais de la Bourse was simply amazing with the chance to taste some of the world’s nest wines. Where else can you do that?
Photo: Peter Gago, Chief Winemaker
Success with One to Wine meetings
We were able to use Vinexpo’s One to Wine Meetings service to set up some really important meetings. It has been very useful and it helped us meet two importers from India and one in Brazil. So our ngers are crossed to see what business comes from those. We were also able to introduce our new bottle and design for our limited edition magnum 100% Chardonnay Tout de Blanc.
Photo: Elodie Arnould, Export and Marketing Assistant
It’s the quality of buyers…
ROBINSON & SINCLAIR
The big value of Vinexpo is the quality of buyers it attracts. It has always been a good show for us to meet buyers particularly from the US and China. You have more time here to have proper, relaxed meetings. We were showing wines from nine of our South African producers and there is a lot of interest in South African wines here.
Photo: Jeané Maritz, Sales and Marketing manager
Key for existing and new customers
Vinexpo is all about exploring new opportunities and looking to con rm existing ones. So we have good meetings both with our existing customers, but also with prospective ones. We’ve seen the classic UK wine merchants here, good contacts in travel retail, and lot of the local on-trade.
Photo: Edouard André, Fine Wine Sales Director
It’s vital for our global importers
We’ve very busy with lots of pre-booked meetings. We have seen lots of buyers from the US, Asia and South America as well as the local restaurant trade. Then we have all our customers across Europe who are here. It’s a vital show for us to see our importers from all over the world. It’s perhaps a little too close to en primeur for some of them.
Photo: Hugo Marcadé, Marketing Manager
It could not have gone better
It’s been amazingly good for us. We are a new product and people are just stopping and coming over and talking to us. Mistral is trying to start something new in the gin category. We are pink and we are from Provence. After all it’s worked so well for rosé. We’ve seen buyers from Taiwan, Australia, Uruguay, Africa as well as those from all over Europe. It could not have gone better.
Photo: Guillaume Bonnefoi, Co-Founder
It’s the show for prestige customers
This is the show if you are looking for prestige customers. It’s a great opportunity for us to shine the spotlight on our premium wines. We are looking for more on-trade partners in Europe so it has been very good for that. You have time for proper meetings and tastings. It’s also a great fair for our winemakers to meet other winemakers and visit producers in Bordeaux. We are now looking forward to the show in Paris.
Photo: Martin Navesi, Head of Marketing