Message from the president

Very recently, on 3rd December 2021, the official opening of a completely new Commanderie de Bordeaux took place in Frankfurt.  We congratulate once again Dr Dirk Notheis, Maître, and wish him and his 19 Commandeurs a warm welcome within the family of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux, which brings together and unites the 13 Bordeaux Wine Brotherhoods and the 94 Commanderies de Bordeaux, based worldwide in 28 countries.

In the month of September 2021, we were very fortunate to have the pleasure of welcoming a group of 24 Commandeurs in Bordeaux, for two and half days, beginning with an art exhibition in digital presentation, then visits to several wine estates, tastings, lunches and dinners.  This programme, focusing on biodiversity in the vineyards, revealed once again the superb abundance and diversity of Bordeaux’s winegrowing region.

We hope to be able to receive you at long last in Bordeaux in 2022.  Many Commanderies have already planned their visit.  The World Congress, to be held from 14th to 16th September 2022, will be a marvellous occasion for us to meet and share our passion for the wines of Bordeaux.

On behalf of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux, all the Bordeaux winegrowers and the Bordeaux wine industry, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful festive season, all the best for 2022 and may this new year bring you health and success in all your projects.

Bordeaux toujours Bordeaux !

With my profound gratitude and most sincere friendship,

Hubert de Boüard de Laforest.
Grand Maître & President
of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux

Photo Voeux 2020