Message from the president

The Congress held in June 2018 brought together more than 75% of Maîtres of Commanderies de Bordeaux from around the world. It was an occasion that enabled us to listen to one another’s expectations: the Commanderies’ hopes with regard to Bordeaux and Bordeaux’s anticipations with regard to the Commanderies.

The main idea that came out of our discussions was improving the efficiency of communication. A full website is the best way to meet this objective, whilst underlining that the possibility of direct communication continues and we are of course still available to answer your enquiries by telephone or by e-mail.

Online now, the general part of the website www.gcvb.fr gives a presentation of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux and announces for the Wine Brotherhoods and Commanderies forthcoming events in 2019, as well taking a look back at those held in 2018.

In a few weeks’ time, the part of the website with personalised access (using a login name and password) will be put online. Each Commandeur will be able to find a great deal more information and suggestions for exchanges between Commandeurs, Commanderies and winegrowers. We will have the opportunity of talking about this again later.

We are doing everything we can so that this website as a whole will be efficient and will meet everyone’s expectations. To achieve this, your ideas and suggestions are welcome.

With my friendly regards,

Francis Boutemy.