History

In 1847, Jules Gautret established his Cognac trade house in the Haute Saintonge region, in the city of Jonzac. 100 years later, the Union des Coopératives de Charente-Maritime acquired the firm of Jules Gautret. The new entity was known as the Coopérative des Viticulteurs Charentais. In the early seventies, the Cooperative changed its name once again to Unicognac SA. Nowadays, the company is a subsidy of the first cooperative group of the Cognac region, Océalia.  Since 2007, all bottling and packaging is now made at a state-of-the-art facility in Saint Germain de Lusignan, where stringent quality, hygiene, and safety standards are rigorously respected.

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Today, nearly five hundred Charentais winegrowers place their trust in SA supplying quality wines to be subtly blended by the cellar master.
The firm sells its various brands, including Jules Gautret, in over forty countries (France, United States, China, United Kingdom…). Unicognac has its own distillery housing sixteen pot stills, as well as ten ageing cellars filled with oak barrels.

 

 

History

In 1847, Jules Gautret established his Cognac trade house in the Haute Saintonge region, in the city of Jonzac. 100 years later, the Union des Coopératives de Charente-Maritime acquired the firm of Jules Gautret. The new entity was known as the Coopérative des Viticulteurs Charentais. In the early seventies, the Cooperative changed its name once again to Unicognac SA. Nowadays, the company is a subsidy of the first cooperative group of the Cognac region, Océalia.  Since 2007, all bottling and packaging is now made at a state-of-the-art facility in Saint Germain de Lusignan, where stringent quality, hygiene, and safety standards are rigorously respected.

jonzac_castle_1_small

Today, nearly five hundred Charentais winegrowers place their trust in SA supplying quality wines to be subtly blended by the cellar master.
The firm sells its various brands, including Jules Gautret, in over forty countries (France, United States, China, United Kingdom…). Unicognac has its own distillery housing sixteen pot stills, as well as ten ageing cellars filled with oak barrels.

 

 

Océalia

The largest cooperative group in the Charentes, Océalia has nearly 900 employees, who work to guarantee the economic future of over 7,000 farmers and winegrowers. In a region devoted to agriculture and viticulture, Océalia Group is mostly involved in the following sectors:

Agricultural supplies:
fertilizer and phytosanitary products

Vegetal production:
sweet corn, popcorn, malting barley, soft wheat and sunflower

Wine production:
Pineau des Charentes, Cognac, vin de Pays

For further information,
please visit www.ocealia-groupe.fr

 

Océalia

The largest cooperative group in the Charentes, Océalia has nearly 900 employees, who work to guarantee the economic future of over 7,000 farmers and winegrowers. In a region devoted to agriculture and viticulture, Océalia Group is mostly involved in the following sectors:

Agricultural supplies:
fertilizer and phytosanitary products

Vegetal production:
sweet corn, popcorn, malting barley, soft wheat and sunflower

Wine production:
Pineau des Charentes, Cognac, vin de Pays

For further information,
please visit www.ocealia-groupe.fr

 

Location

Unicognac SA is located
in Charente-Maritime between
Cognac and Bordeaux:

Unicognac SA
51, Route de Saint-Genis
Z.I. de Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan
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Location

Unicognac SA is located
in Charente-Maritime between
Cognac and Bordeaux:

Unicognac SA
51, Route de Saint-Genis
Z.I. de Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan
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Production site

Main characteristics
of the Saint Germain de Lusignan
facility:

  • A 7,190 m² building in the Jonzac Industrial Park in Saint Germain de Lusignan, of which 800 m² are totally devoted to bottling
  • 40 full-time employees
  • 4 bottling lines: one with a capacity of 6,000 bottles an hour, another with a capacity of 3,000 bottles an hour, a Bag-in-Box line, and a slower line for tailor-made bottling (decanters, special gift boxes, etc.)
  • Bottling of Vins de Pays des Charentes, Pineau des Charentes, and Cognac
  • A storage area for more than 4,200 pallets
  • Production of over 5 million necks a year
  • Export to over 40 countries, especially to the United States,  to Asian and European countries
  • AEO certification (Authorized economic operator)
  • One analysis laboratory on site

Production site

Main characteristics
of the Saint Germain de Lusignan
facility:

  • A 7,190 m² building in the Jonzac Industrial Park in Saint Germain de Lusignan, of which 800 m² are totally devoted to bottling
  • 40 full-time employees
  • 4 bottling lines: one with a capacity of 6,000 bottles an hour, another with a capacity of 3,000 bottles an hour, a Bag-in-Box line, and a slower line for tailor-made bottling (decanters, special gift boxes, etc.)
  • Bottling of Vins de Pays des Charentes, Pineau des Charentes, and Cognac
  • A storage area for more than 4,200 pallets
  • Production of over 5 million necks a year
  • Export to over 40 countries, especially to the United States,  to Asian and European countries
  • AEO certification (Authorized economic operator)
  • One analysis laboratory on site