(re)Discover the highlights in the progress of Les Grappes!
Opening of our export platform!
For the first time, buying directly from winegrowers for professionals throughout the world is simplified. This is an important strategic turning point which allows us to open up new markets both in France and abroad.
Our participation at the Wine Paris Fair
For the very first time, we had our own stand at this world-renowned event. Many meetings took place, with our winegrowers and customers present!
Renovation of the office
Bigger, better, more wine! A tailor-made space dedicated to tastings so that you can benefit from the advice of our experts in a unique location.
A fundraising of 4 million euros
Last September, we raised €4 million from Demeter IM, which specialises in investment for the ecological transition. A record breakthrough for the team!
We have completed our first carbon footprint! In collaboration with Greenly, we are now certified. A second victory following our B-Corp certification, which once again testifies to our commitment as a short circuit and as responsible winegrowers.
Les Grappes is B-Corp certified again
For the second time in a row, Les Grappes was able to meet the requirements of the B-corp survey and obtain this American certification which rewards companies that are beneficial to everyone!
Les Grappes launches into export
Italy, one of the European pillars of gastronomy, is the first country to import the wines of our winegrowers.
Today, more than 1,500 professionals have already placed their trust in us in over 40 countries. Our export team is growing every year!
Les Grappes gets a new look
New logo, new graphic charter: changes that mark the desire to give a new dynamic to Les Grappes!
A rounder, warmer and more colourful style: the perfect balance between nature, the work of winegrowers and modern life.
Launch of the "I love my winegrower" operation
The sanitary crisis has had very strong consequences on the population, from a health point of view but also economically. Because we wanted to support our winegrowers, we set up the "I love my winegrower" operation, by launching a mobilisation to raise awareness of the difficulties of the sector among the general public and by offering free e-commerce shops.
The 1000th winemaker on Les Grappes
We work daily on the choice of winemakers who join Les Grappes. Whether they are a family heirloom or have undergone an atypical conversion, they all have one thing in common: a passion for vines and wine. Each month, you can discover new stories and new bottles with the arrival of the new selected winemakers. And in February, we reached a milestone as we welcomed our 1000th winemaker!
Expansion of the office
Four years after our move, our premises have expanded and are now spread over three floors: offices, co-working spaces, a kitchen, a relaxation room for employees... but above all, a large tasting room to receive our clients during tastings or events!
Fevad's Start Up Grand Prix
Every year, Fevad, the French federation of e-commerce and distance selling, rewards the best sites in terms of online commerce. This year, Les Grappes has been selected!
Les Grappes receives the Start Up prize from the Crédit Agricole Salon Sirha 2019
At Sirha, the world's leading hotel, restaurant and catering event, we were awarded the Grand Prix Start Up by Crédit Agricole!
Les Grappes becomes a B-Corp company
After months of auditing to answer the demanding B Corp questionnaire, Les Grappes became the 55th French company to obtain this American label which rewards companies that are beneficial to the world and to everyone!
Les Grappes acquires Vinizos and launches into wine tourism
Les Grappes is expanding its service to winegrowers and entering the field of wine tourism by offering activities and tastings directly on the estate to meet our community of winegrowers.
Finalist in the Tech5 competition
Les Grappes was rewarded by finishing among the 10 finalists of this competition which ranks companies according to their growth rate over the last 2 years. Les Grappes finished in 6th place in this national competition.
Release of the book Les Grappes
Solicited by the Milan publishing house (Bayard Group) to write a book about wine, we chose to write a book dedicated to our winegrowers: the France's tour of 80 winegrowers in order to highlight these 80 men and women with extraordinary careers.
Lauréat Label Happy at Work
The Happy at Work label rewards companies where life and work are good!
Launch of Les Grappes PRO
In January 2017, Les Grappes launched Les Grappes Pro its service dedicated to restaurant and retail professionals.
Acquisition of Vinocasting
Les Grappes acquires Vinocasting which, after having raised 300k euros, has developed an algorithm to determine the oenological profile of customers
Acquisition Le Vin de France
Les Grappes acquires Le Vin de France, a website selling wine directly from the winemakers. With this operation, more than 100 winemakers and 10,000 members join the Les Grappes community.
Moving to rue du Sentier
Les Grappes is moving to new premises in the heart of Paris, which have been completely renovated by the team members! We can now welcome our professional and private customers for events and tastings.
Partnership with the newspaper Le Parisien
Les Grappes is now in charge of the wine section of the newspaper LeParisien.fr. The blog Les Grappes for Le Parisien is now the 4th wine blog.
Our website lesgrappes.com was officially launched on September 25, 2014 with 20 winemakers listed on the site. This was an opportunity to have a great launch party with our first winemakers and our first customers in our future premises at nursery 27.
Installation at Pépinière 27
Installation at Pépinière 27, one of the largest coworking spaces in Paris, located in the 11th arrondissement.
Microsoft Venture Incubation
After a few months working from home, we are incubated by Microsoft who will help us finalise our project before the official launch.
December 2013, the Beginning of the Beginning
Loïc Tanguy, founder of Les Grappes, discovers the wine of a great winemaker at a wine fair (Château de Valmer). A few months later, he wanted to buy some and contacted the winemaker who only sold his wines, directly from the estate, from a minimum of 24 bottles with payment by... cheque. We are then in 2013 and very few winegrowers have an online sales site and they do not know how to ship small quantities.
Loïc gave up his order (not easy to fit 30 bottles in a small Parisian flat) but from this experience was born the idea of creating Les Grappes with the ambition of facilitating the direct purchase of the Vignerons Récoltants.
Les Grappes was born out of the desire to simplify the purchase of wine directly from the producer and to bring wine buyers closer to the winegrowers by removing the barriers to direct purchase: logistics and payment.