Azure Wine is a Sydney-based wine importer, wholesaler and agent specialised in South of France wines
(Provence, Rhône, Languedoc-Roussillon).
Our name is derived from the French Riviera, also known as the Azure Coast - or "côte d'azur“ in French, where some of the most iconic rosé wines are produced.
Our team presents years of experience in both retail and wine distribution across France and Australia.
The Domaines and Chateaux we represent are top sellers in France’s retail market, reputed for producing high quality wines at competitive prices.
Our best in class warehousing and distribution solution enables us to translate quality and affordability onto our retail partners, guaranteeing customer satisfaction.
Welcome to Azure Wine
OUR WINE PRODUCERS
From easy to drink Provence style Rosés to the finest Côtes du Rhone produced from 100% old vine, our customers have access to a complete range of great wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon or Côte du Rhône with minimal intervention that are reflective of their origins.
The producers represented by Azure Wine have all been carefully selected based on their sales performance in the French retail market (source IRI). Unlike many others, our selection of wines represents not only products that have been enjoyed by a few specialists but those that are being chosen by millions of consumers in France every day.
Domaine de La Croix is the largest “Cru Classé” vineyard in Provence. It produces high-quality Côtes de Provence Cru Classé wines raised in the soils of the Saint-Tropez peninsula. The property covers 445 acres, including 150 acres of vines, facing the Mediterranean Sea from Gassin to Ramatuelle. Established in 1882, the domain was purchased by The Bolloré group in 2001 and has since been restructured to recover the excellence of its terroir. Using traditional methods for sustainable wine growing, attracting great names like renowned winemaker Michel Rolland, Domaine de La Croix is nowadays recognized for its uniqueness and for the exceptional quality of its wines.
Jean-Luc Colombo, founder of the “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône”, started to acquire his vineyards in Cornas in 1987. He also works as a consultant to a fair proportion of other producers and is perhaps best described as the Rhône answer to Michel Rolland, the flying winemaker from Bordeaux. Jean-Luc is very much a hands-on producer who believes in modern winemaking, including complete destemming, malolactic fermentation in cask and use of new oak. He also favours organic viticulture and less filtration before bottling. Called “Revolutionary oenologist” by Robert Parker and “The King of Cornas” by The Tasting Panel, his wines have won countless international accolades and awards.
Created in 1932 with 112 associated producers, this cooperative winery with an indisputable local and international reputation has almost 200 members and a bottling capacity of 4 million bottles.
The vines, mainly located on the hillsides around the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, produce high quality and affordable AOP Côtes de Provence red, rosé, and white wines.
Their delicate, luminous wines have intense floral bouquets, express freshness and brilliance all throughout the tasting, making for remarkably well-balanced and expressive Rosés.
Favoured by a southern exposure and hillsides, the motto of the Château Sainte Béatrice- "Quality and Tradition" takes its full meaning. With its vines averaging 30 years old, the vineyard hosts a variety of noble grapes including Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cinsault for reds and rosés; then, Sémillon and Rolle for the whites. Culture faithfully follows the precepts of the past and traditions. The tillage follows the rhythm of the seasons, treatments use the most natural products, pricking and pruning are done manually, as well as part of the harvest. Rosés are made from red Grenache and Cinsault grapes, which are slowly fermented at low temperature (10/12°C) to allows the juice to fully absorb the aromas contained in the grape pulp, without taking too much colour.
The AOC Ventoux vineyard is located in the Vaucluse department, with a part in the Comtat Venaissin. Mont Ventoux dominates Provence with its protective mass. Its slopes stretch lazily towards the Carpentras plain, with its southern slope home to the vines of the AOC Ventoux. AOC Ventoux enjoys a sun-kissed Mediterranean climate. The blue of the sky is more intense, the fragrances more sublime, colours magnified. The sun shines with all its brilliance between 2700 and 2900 hours per year in Provence. The mistral wind that blows its way along the Rhône Valley; the privileged climate of Provence and the protective mass of Mont Ventoux make the earth of AOC Ventoux a rich combination propitious to producing wines of real character.
Château Les Amoureuses (literally – “The Lover’s castle”) is settled in Bourg-Saint-Andéol on the right bank of the Rhône. Its name stems from a legend in which the young villagers came to gather by a romantic stream running nearby the vines of the castle. Jean Pierre Bedel and his wife became owner in 2011 conducted a total overhaul on the 76 hectares wine-estate. They reviewed and transformed the varietal selection, vineyard procedures, vinification, ageing and blending, which led to a totally
new winemaking process oriented towards quality. Since then they won several wine awards and accolades across the globe and currently benefit from a real and deserved hype in France.
Arnaud Aucoeur has been voted 2020 Winemaker of the Year in Beaujolais by the famous “Guide Hachette” in France. He epitomizes the Beaujolais revival over the past few years in the world of wine. Since 1825, the Domaine Aucoeur has been established in Villié Morgon with vines growing on 12 hectares of on the most prestigious crus: Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, etc. To perpetuate its legacy, Arnaud makes some of his wines in wooden containers. The whole production is done manually, barrels, tons and semi-casks are housed on the farm, and the wines are all raised, vinified and packaged according to particular emotional and technical conditions of the domain.
Everything begins in 1980 when François Devictor, engineer in farming awarded a diploma by the ESAP (College of Farming from Purpan) decides to settle down in Provence to produce great wines. He falls in love at first sight with the Domaine de la Sanglière in Bormes les Mimosas and guesses at once the potential this idyllic site represents, located by the sea. With a total surface of 42 hectares, the estate is completely remodeled to meet optimal quality requirements. A cellar is built. The production of Whites, Rosés and Red wines in Côtes de Provence appellation can then begin... In the lineage of their father’s work, it is the wine growers' second generation, Rémy and Olivier Devictor that manages the estate nowadays.
Maison Tardieu-Laurent was founded in 1994 by Michel Tardieu and Dominique Laurent in Provence. Tardieu has significantly influenced the development and evolution of Rhone wines; with no vineyard property of his own, he chooses the vineyards he likes and agrees to the conditions of viticulture and processing with each of the producers. Thus, its catalog not only includes wines from almost all denominations of Rhone wines made, but all with grapes from old vines, some of the oldest in the area. All of his wines are produced environmentally friendly and free of chemicals. Tardieu follows the philosophy of minimal intervention, without decanting filtration or cold stabilisation at the time of bottling. This helps to preserve maximum character from each terroir.
The Vignerons Ardéchois co-operative represents some 2000 grape growers from 21 co-operatives and 12 wineries in Ardèche and Côtes du Rhône. They grow with passion 6 500 hectares of vineyards which makes them the 2nd largest wine producer in the Rhône Valley (4.5 Million 9L cases) and the 4th largest producer of varietal wines in France. Protected by natural borders (Massif Central mountain and Rhône river), they enjoy the perfect conditions for rich, fresh and mineral wines with a unique climate: sunny days, fresh nights and high altitude. Distributed in nearly 1 000 independent wine shops in France and over 40 countries around the world, their wines enjoy a growing reputation..