The Oddo’s ambitions

13 April 2023

In an interview with journalist Stéphane Reynaud of Figaro Magazine, Pascal and Lorraine Oddo look back on their eight-year journey in the wine business, through France, South Africa and Italy

The article traces the family’s encounters with local partners in Sancerre, Sicily and Stellenbosch, where each project has resulted in a unique estate with its own identity and team of experts.

Together, the six estates are driven by the overall ambition of the Oddo Vins & Domaines group, that of producing exceptional wines, respecting organic and biodynamic agriculture, in the best terroirs of the world.

Read the article on the Figaro website:

Oddo Vins & Domaines’ managers share their story

1 March 2023

2023 is synonymous with increased communication and visibility for the Oddo Vins & Domaines Group, which is increasingly highlighted at international exhibitions and through podcasts and interviews

During a round table discussion organized by the wine influencer Rouge aux Lèvres, Lorraine Oddo, director of Oddo Wines & Domaines, was the representative of the activities of the estates in front of dozens of spectators invited to this evening gathering the 15 most influential French women in the wine world in 2023. This evening was an opportunity to exchange ideas about the wine industry and to discover women winemakers involved in meaningful projects.

This discussion between Margot from Rouge aux Lèvres and Lorraine continued during a podcast about the family group, its history and its future. You can listen to the podcast on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

Pascal Oddo was also interviewed alongside Schalk-Willem Joubert and Petri Venter, the two managers of the Taaibosch and Le Chant estates in South Africa. In “A Brief History of Taaibosch“, journalist Dan (from Dan Really Likes Wine) goes over the history of the group in South Africa, the development of its three estates and its current ecosystem.

Watch the full video on YouTube:

A culinary journey through the Oddo family’s winelands in France, Italy, Spain and South Africa

9 January 2023

The beginning of 2023 marks the launch of Oddo Vins & Domaines’s long-awaited new project: Harvest Table, a cookbook that links the family’s vineyards to their local terroirs!

Through a culinary journey across five regions of the world with rich and varied foods, the reader is told the history of the family’s estates while discovering local dishes, with unique flavors inspired by the products of each region.

More than 60 recipes developed by our teams, from Catherine’s stuffed cabbage to Alessio’s involtini di melanzane alla siciliana and braised pork belly with ginger beer and mebos blatjang, will make you discover our regions and the marriage of our cuisines and wines.

Available now on our website

Christmas Market 2022 at the Domaine du Vallon des Glauges

9 November 2022

On the weekend of December 10 & 11, 2022, the Domaine du Vallon des Glauges hosts its Christmas Market, from 10am to 6pm

Local craftsmen & producers will be present to make you discover their know-how around several themes:
Cheese & Charcuterie, Seafood, Confectionery, Spreads, Truffle products, Foie Gras, Wooden items, Household items, Natural cosmetics, Beers, Pottery, Mulled wine

You will be able to find our wines AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence & IGP Alpilles as well as our olive oil AOP Vallée des Baux

A great opportunity to prepare your end of year gifts!

Our wine bar will be open for tastings and foodtrucks will also be present to serve you.

Mark your calendars to make sure you don’t miss this highly local event!

The Domaine du Vallon des Glauges celebrates the end of the harvest

11 October 2022


At the Oddo Domaine du Vallon des Glauges, the wine is good, and the welcome and the hospitality remain preponderant. The proof is the magnificent reception at the end of the harvest that the owners offered to their clients (…), a tasty cocktail party prepared by the local caterer “O saveurs Origin’halles”, (…) while tasting the wines of the domain but also those of South Africa of the group “Oddo Vins & Domaines”, such as the excellent wine “Le Chant du Coq”, from the domain Taaibosch.

            The guests (mostly restaurateurs), who were welcomed by Pascal Oddo and his daughter Lorraine, who manages the estate, but also the whole team of the exploitation, were able to enjoy a moment of relaxation in a friendly atmosphere.

            “We had early ripening with very healthy grapes, good degrees and beautiful colors that gave magnificent whites and rosés. As for the red wine “Réserve Oddo” made from a single variety of hand-sorted Syrah, it is really promising but we will have to wait at least 2 years to taste it”.

Article taken from the newspaper La Provence

A great end to the year for Oddo Vins & Domaines

21 September 2022


As the harvest comes to an end at the various estates of the family-owned Oddo Vins & Domaines group in France and abroad, the end of the year 2022 is remarkable

“The 2022 harvest is exceptional, both in Sancerre and in Sicily, as well as in our Oddo Vallon des Glauges estate in Coteaux d’Aix en Provence. The volumes and the quality of the grapes are present, reflecting all the work we have done to achieve excellence, and to promote a model of committed organic and biodynamic viticulture at the heart of our estates,” explains Lorraine ODDO, director of Oddo Vins & Domaines. “Pluriculture today reflects our commitment to the preservation of the environment, trying to protect our resources as much as possible against climate change.”

As a symbol of this work carried out for years in the vineyards with the aim of offering ever better wines, the vineyards have all seen their wines rewarded by international sommeliers, including the Taaibosch Crescendo 2019, the latest to be rated, which obtained a near-perfect score of 98/100 in the annual South African report by Tim Atkins, an international expert who is very attached to South African wines.

The year 2023 already promises to be full of opportunities for Oddo Vins & Domaines, starting with obtaining the certification for organic wine production for all the estates, in order to highlight a committed, respectful and quality viticulture, while improving the quality of our wines.

Oddo Vins & Domaines wines can be found on our online store, and more recently in the cellars of Repaire de Bacchus (for the Rosé Oddo Vallon des Glauges, the white Serra Ferdinandea and the Taaibosch Crescendo), as well as on Twil.

Taaibosch awarded once more by Tim Atkins

20 September 2022


The development of our vineyard Taaibosch, located in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, continues with the new exceptional rating of 98/100 awarded to Taaibosch Crescendo 2019 by journalist Tim Atkins

Two years after the launch of Taaibosch Crescendo and almost a year to the day after the 2018 Crescendo was revealed as “Red Wine Discovery of the Year”, Tim Atkins renews his confidence with Crescendo 2019 and awards the exceptional score of 98/100, positioning Taaibosch as one of the top 5 red wines in South Africa, and once again putting the Stellenbosch region and its fabulous Taaibosch vineyard on the world map!

Taaibosch is one of the South African vineyardsowned by the Oddo family wine group Oddo Vins & Domaines

Oddo Vins & Domaines wines awarded by the greatest sommeliers

28 April 2022


Oddo Vins & Domaines has received numerous awards for the uniqueness and exceptional quality of the wines from its French, Italian and South African estates

In 2021 and 2022, the recognition of the wines of the Oddo family estates has increased with the tastings of the world’s greatest sommeliers.

Andreas Larsson, Tim Atkins and James Suckling, some of the greatest experts, have praised the exceptional work carried out for several years on the wines of Oddo Vins & Domaines:

  • Taaibosch Crescendo 2018 (Taaibosch vineyard, Stellenbosch region, South Africa) scored 97/100 by Tim Atkins and Red Wine Discovery of the year in 2021; 94/100 by Wine Enthusiast; and a second 94/100 by Bettane + Desseauve
  • The 2019 Piton Sancerre (Domaine du Piton Sancerre, Sancerre region, France) received a score of 91/100 from James Suckling
  • The 2019 Serra Ferdinandea Red and White (Serra Ferdinandea vineyard, Sicily, Italy) were rated 90/100 and 89/100 respectively by Bettane + Desseauve
  • Finally, the gold and silver medals of the Concours Général Agricole were awarded to Oddo Rosé 2021 and Oddo Rouge 2020 (Oddo domaine du Vallon des Glauges, AOP Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, France). The Rosé 2021 was also validated by Andreas Larsson and rated 91/100 by Wine Enthusiast:

Make it Pink!

13 November 2019


It’s a great day for Oddo Vins & Domaines, and the Pink Valley estate!

On Monday, November 11, the inauguration of the restaurant that opened its doors in Stellenbosch (home of the best South African wine production) took place; the program included many guests, the speech of our expert oenologist and manager of the estate Schalk JOUBERT, and that of Lorraine ODDO, representative of Oddo Vins & Domaines, the main shareholder, which preceded a magnificent evening of tasting of the first vintage of Pink Valley and the delicious dishes of our Chef.


News from the Domaine du Vallon des Glauges

17 June 2019


Sunny day on June 17th at the Domaine du Vallon des Glauges, for the inauguration of our new cellar.

It was the opportunity to taste the new vintage of rosé, whose excellence has been further refined this year, thanks to the talents of Romain Baehni. The Vallon des Glauges estate is the founding piece of Oddo Vins & Domaines, our wine group; we have acquired a taste for vineyards and wine, which has taken us to South Africa with the acquisition of Taaibosch, to Rioja, and to Sicily, with the Planeta family. We wanted to surround ourselves with major players in the world of wine and distribution, by taking a stake in DIVA Bordeaux. Now that the work is completed, it’s time for tasting; at the beginning of July, we will open a bar to taste our rosé in the heart of the Alpilles.