Les Compagnons

Our commitment

The association ‘Les Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône’ is a group of volunteers passionate about Côtes du Rhône wines who commit to uphold the promotion of Côtes du Rhône wines and of Avignon, Capital of Côtes du Rhône, through environmental and historical heritage and culture.
To reach their objective, the Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône create popular, festive and media events driven by the values of sharing, friendliness and human interaction.

Join us

Les Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône regroupent des bénévoles passionnés du vin. Venez vous engager, créer des événements, partager des moments de convivialité avec les Compagnons et participer à la promotion des vins des Côtes du Rhône et d’Avignon, Capitale des Côtes du Rhône.

Louis Buzançais

President

Anne Mouralis

Vice-President

Jacques Sauzade

Treasurer

50 wine enthusiasts

Altayrac Jean‑Philippe, Armengau Patrick, Aubert Jean‑Charles, Autret Mathieu, Badier Jean‑François, Benoit Jérôme, Bérard David, Beaufils Hervé, Blanes Thierry, Bontoux Christian, Brillant Gilbert, Buron Pascal, Buzançais Louis, Caffort Bernard, Caffort Cathy, Camilleri Frédéric, Cavalier Thomas, Chenot Christophe, Chenot Sabine, Codol Any, Crégut Jean‑Louis, Darthenay Jean, David Alain, Domergue Christian, Faure Jacques, Faure Monique, Fortunet Éric, Galmiche Adrien, Jacquet Olivier, Kamdem Isaac, Leclerc Jean‑François, Louis Patrick, Maury Bruno, Marlin Conti Yannick, Massonnet Éric, Montaignac Jacques, Moreau Vincent, Mouralis Anne, Nicolas François‑Xavier, Noël Brigitte, Noël Didier, Ong Yann, Pappalardo Pierre, Pelegrin  Isabelle, Perveyrie Carole, Perveyrie Pierre, Ribolla Patrick, Ritz Annaëlle, Roulet Anne, Sauzade Danielle, Sauzade Jacques, Saysset Pierre, Schauss Ludovic, Tardy  Martine, Vantaggioli Gérard, Vantaggioli  Danielle.

Coordinator of the Compagnons : Poko-Eve Kinda

Our Story

Early 1990’s… young winemakers from the villages of Cairanne, Lagarde-Paréol and Sainte Cécile les Vignes come together. They revive and rejuvenate the local festivities surrounding the Ban des Vendanges. The overwhelming success of their events leads them to create the association ‘Les Compagnons du Ban des Vendanges’.

A few years later they rename the association ‘Les Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône’, to express their drive to promote all of the wines from the Côtes du Rhône and also the region, the terroir, the historical and environmental heritage.

Today, the association ‘Les Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône’ brings together some fifty volunteer wine aficionados who commit to upholding the promotion of Côtes du Rhône wines and Avignon capital of the Côtes du Rhône, through culture and environmental and historical heritage.

To reach their objective, the Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône create popular, festive and media events driven by the values of sharing, friendliness and human interaction.

Committed to energizing the image of this historical heart of the Côtes du Rhône, to boosting its heritage and culture, the Compagnons have chosen to anchor the existing events, the Ban des Vendanges and the Estivales du Rhône, in the city, and to expand them there. They have also decided to create new, friendly events that bring together all the key players in the areas covered by the appellation, and to make Avignon a wine-tourism destination all year long.