The Plaimont journey began in the mid-1970s when André Dubosc – a third generation wine grower, and another passionate young winegrower set out to promote wines from South West France. They fashioned local dry white wines (now a PGI: Côtes de Gascogne), revived the Saint Mont appellation and gave a new breath of life to the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, made from late-harvested grapes.
In 1979, the group of passionate wine-growers decided to strengthen their foothold by uniting their wine cellars and estates. And so they established the union of Cooperatives Plaimont (PL for Plaisance, AI for Aignan and Mont for Saint-Mont).
From the outset, Plaimont Producteurs acquired the region’s finest châteaux and estates to rebuild those iconic vineyards and give a new impetus to the region. Starting in 1990, the Cave de Condom (Côtes de Gascogne) and in 1999, the Cave de Crouseilles (Madiran), joined the producers’ union to support its development.
Today, Plaimont Producteurs represents 98% of the Saint Mont appellation (red, white and rosé), 55% of the Madiran appellation, two thirds of the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh AOC and almost 30% of the Côtes de Gascogne PGI. In the space of just a few decades, Plaimont Producteurs has become a key player in wines from South West France.