The history of BLB Vignobles

The history of BLB Vignobles

The history of BLB Vignobles is closely linked to Domaine de la Jasse, the company's iconic base. In the 1960s, the Baujard family, on their return from North Africa, acquired the estate set in the heart of the garrigue. At the time, the location was used for cattle (‘Jasse’ in Occitan means sheep barn, a shelter for animals in the 19th century). The family was confident that the site had great potential for growing vines and it decided to claw back some of the scrubland and clear the stones to plant vines. The Baujard family pioneered winegrowing and discovered new vineyard sites, creating a trail-blazing vineyard and laying the foundations for the estate’s identity.

In 1995,

Hans Walraven, the largest Dutch importer of French Grands Crus from Bordeaux and Burgundy, bought the estate, thus fulfilling his dream of becoming a winegrower. The stony soils, steep hillsides, deep soils with good drainage and the local microclimate reminded him of the great terroirs where top Cabernet-Sauvignon wines fully express themselves. Transitioning seamlessly from the previous owners but with a new ambition, he decided to produce the “everyday Grand Cru”. To see his project through, he recruited a young winemaker, Bruno Le Breton, who at 28 became the linchpin of this major project.

Bruno and Morgane Le BretonBruno and Morgane Le Breton
Bruno Le Breton, Jean Baujard, Hans WalravenBruno Le Breton, Jean Baujard, Hans Walraven
In 2008,

Hans Walraven retired and sold Domaine de la Jasse to his manager, Bruno Le Breton, who called his new company BLB Vignobles. Together, they designed the vineyards of La Jasse and Montlobre, that had been acquired in the meantime, with a view to producing a consummate wine year in year out.

End of 2013,
Domaines de La Jasse and Montlobre belonging to the BLB Vignobles group became the first HVE (High Environmental Value) certified vineyards in the Hérault department.
As of 2014,
driven by its purposeful vision, pledge and strong values, the company incorporated the challenges and virtuous circle of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) into its strategy.
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In June 2015,

BLB Vignobles obtained the AFAQ 26 000 'confirmed' level 3 assessment, thus becoming France’s first family-owned winery to be assessed using the ISO 26 000 standard. In 2018, the ‘Engagé RSE’ assessment was renewed to 'exemplary' level 4, and the property was certified Terra Vitis.

20 years anniversary of Domaine de la Jasse and AFAQ ISO 26 000 award20 years anniversary of Domaine de la Jasse and AFAQ ISO 26 000 award
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Since 2018,

BLB Vignobles has been holding its annual stakeholder committee meeting – a key event in its CSR approach, where each stakeholder involved in producing La Jasse, Montlobre and Vignes des Deux Soleils wines meets to envisage the ethically-made wines of tomorrow.

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Présentation lors de la nuit RSEPrésentation lors de la nuit RSE

Key figures 2020

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11 permanent
employees
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Over 3 millions
euros in turnover
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54 ha of
bearing
vineyards
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70% of employees
feel that CSR
makes their work 
meaningful and
contributes to major
issues that go beyond
the realms of the company
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80% of employees
are optimistic about
the group's future
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About 1 million 
bottles sold, 95%
of which are exported
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250 ha
in total
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