First acquisition of Oddo Vins & Domains: le Domaine du Vallon des Glauges in Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, France
Planted in the former bed of the Durance the site is known for its unique, wild landscape, rare botanical varieties and protected wildlife.
This diversity of culture is conducive to the production of wines of expression, elegant and generous, developing their aromas with majesty.
Regardful to preserve this nature, the Vallon des Glauges estate has always opted for an organic culture, guaranteeing a total synergy between the needs of the vines and the imperatives of the ecosystem.
Acquisition of Taaibosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The family purchased one of the best terroirs in Stellenbosch region: the Taaibosch vineyard, a 22 hectares estate located on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains. The exceptional terroir of the estate provides the ideal growing conditions for Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Here a traditional hands-on approach to wine making is used, which is put in place by our talented cellar master & associate Schalk Willem Joubert who oversees the making of exceptional wines at the Oddo family estates in South Africa.
Investment in Les Vignerons Parisiens
Development of Pink Valley in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Opening of a restaurant and bar at the domain
Since 2018 the Oddo family, together with their winemaking team, have worked tirelessly to bring Provencal style rosé to South Africa in addition to opening a restaurant in the vineyard of Pink Valley, located in close proximity to Stellenbosch on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain.
“With Pink Valley’s offering of a premier rosé wine as well as a restaurant set in the magnificent Helderberg region of Stellenbosch, we look forward to playing a major role in the dynamic wine and wine hospitality sectors for which South Africa is truly world famous.”, Schalk Joubert
Acquisition of Malbrù in Rioja-Alavesa, Spain
Rioja in northern Spain is recognised as one of the world’s most famous wine regions and is renowned for creating barrel-aged red wines from the black Tempranillo variety, often referred to as Spain’s noble grape. Given this reputation, it was naturally an area under consideration when the Oddo family were looking to expand their wine interests.
Domain sold in 2022
Investment in DIVA Bordeaux
Acquisition of Le Piton Sancerre in Sancerre, France
With the help of the Jolivet family, the Oddo family had the opportunity to acquire a remarkable 8-hectare estate located on one of the oldest Sancerre plots with an exceptional terroir. The different vineyards are located on the hills surrounding the town of Sancerre with soil essentially composed of flint and limestone.
The Jolivet family’s experience, combined with the expertise of Oddo Vins & Domaines, is the perfect recipe for mythical wines.
Acquisition of Serra Ferdinandea in Sicily, Italy
Friendship between the Planeta and the Oddo families has led to the creation of a unique 100-hectare project among which 17 hectares of vines combining the best of Sicilian and French grape varieties: Nero d’Avola, Grillo; Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, in a special place. The domain is nestled in the heart of a unique, virgin and pure territory which provides exceptional environment to develop organic complex wines and biodynamic farming. Serra Ferdinandea faces the legendary Isola Ferdinandea which encompasses both the most strictly physical characteristics of the location and the most intimate and almost metaphysical aspirations of this entrepreneurial challenge.
Acquisition of Le Chant in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Le Chant is the third South African property to have captured the imagination of the Oddo family, and in look, feel, setting and terroir, it differs vastly from the other two. While Taaibosch and Pink Valley are perched on the side of the Helderberg Mountain.
The name Le Chant brings a touch of the Oddos’ family French ancestry and identity to their South African ventures. It means ‘The Song’, and the name on the wine label is paired with the iconic French rooster.”