We are passionate about wine, and always strive to bring out its best.
We are devoted to honing our understanding of the complex and multifaceted alchemy that transforms the grape on the vine to the wine in the glass. Our ambition is to see each grape and vintage reach its full potential and express the very best of the terroir, grape variety and know-how it embodies.
12
consultants
60
employees
Pioneer and leader in oak chips
10
% of turnover invested in R&D
20
countries
20
years of experience
72
% of export turnover
Pioneer and leader in micro-oxygenation
Passion
Wine is our passion, and we are just as dedicated to the magic of its creation as we are to tasting the final product. Each day, we strive to understand it better and to draw out the best of each wine.
Excellence
Striving for excellence is what drives us each day in all our business activities: precision in research, exacting standards in quality, rigour in development and selecting technologies, and the provision of personalised consultation support for our clients.
Listening
Listening to our clients is of paramount importance. We seek to forge relationships based on dialogue, transparency and the sharing of ideas. Trust is an essential aspect of partnering with each client to identify their goals, requirements and the project best-suited to them. Vivelys consultants also believe that sharing knowledge and know-how is a key part of this relationship of trust, to ensure continuity when each project comes to an end.
Innovation
As a front runner in precision oenology and viticulture, we have pioneered innovation in several areas: micro-oxygenation (the first international patent), chips (the DC310 and SC100 innovations), cellar management systems (with the leading solution on the market: Scalya®), and decision-making tools for the vineyard (with the leading database worldwide: Dyostem®). As a faithful innovation partner to winemakers, we develop solutions that allow you to respond to new trends and developments in the sector.

History

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2016

A larger reach

Vivelys expands into Australia and South Africa and its momentum in terms of growth and innovation continues.

2015

Launch of SC100 by Boisé

Confident in its ability to launch unique products (BF, DC310), Vivelys marks its 20th anniversary by launching SC100 by Boisé: a chip that results in rounder, more balanced wines

2014

Acquisition by Oeneo

Vivelys is fully acquired by Oeneo. This operation strengthens Oeneo’s high value-added positioning and potential for technological innovation

2012

Consolidation of Vivelys’s services in consulting, technology and oak

Vivelys continues to invest in R&D and consolidates its vine-to-bottle consulting service through the development of know-how, and monitoring and management tools.

2008-2011

Fermentation management project

The “Fermentation Management” project with INRA Pech Rouge (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and Fermentis (Lesaffre group) gives rise to the first automated management solution on the market: Scalya®.

2008

Purchase of Sféris and creation of Vivelys

After the purchase of Sféris, Sféris and Oenodev merge to form Vivelys.

2005

Determination of grapes’ aromatic profile

The start-up Sféris is formed at the Montpellier school of agronomy as a pioneer in the field of identifying the aromatic profile and potential of various grapes. It launches decision-making support tools for grape profile and harvest management.

2001-2006

Managing the risk of Brettanomyces

The global project entitled “Maîtrise du Risque Brettanomyces” (managing the risk of Brettanomyces) is launched in partnership with several cellars in France, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Oenodev provides funding for several theses on the risk of Brettanomyces, and lees. The first comprehensive solution for detecting and measuring Brettanomyces tailored to production monitoring becomes available.

1999-2004

International expansion

Subsidiaries are opened in Argentina, Chile and the USA to increase market share while improving the company’s understanding of specific local challenges and characteristics.

1996

Creation of the Boisé range and its production unit

The scope of experiments is broadened to include wood, resulting in a range of high-quality French oak chips designed to complement wines. From the outset, the production unit ensures that quality is closely monitored and that each chip is consistent.

1995

Creation of Oenodev

Founded after the filing of a patent, Oenodev develops and distributes micro-oxygenation equipment, and trains and advises on techniques, becoming the leading expert in the field.

1993

First international micro-oxygenation patent

After several years of experimentation, Patrick Ducournau partners with INRA Montpellier to file the first micro-oxygenation patent, highlighting the phenomenon of controlled oxygenation.

1991-1995

New sensory methodology

The development of micro-oxygenation goes hand in hand with the sensory identification of various types of tannins and the development of sensory methodology to benefit production.

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Vivelys around the world

USA

VIVELYS USA
1260 N. Dutton Avenue, Suite #190
Santa Rosa
CA 95401
USA

UNITED STATES

G3 ENTERPRISES
500 S. Santa Rosa Avenue
MODESTO CA 95354
UNITED STATES

SPAIN/PORTUGAL

AZ3 OENO S.L.L.
Polígono Akarregi, Pab. 5B
Apdo. Correos 212
20120 Hernani (Gipuzkoa)
SPAIN

FRANCE

VIVELYS FRANCE
Headquarters
Domaine du Chapître
170 boulevard du Chapitre
34750 Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone
FRANCE

BOISÉ FRANCE

Lot 27
ZAC de Peyres
40800 Aire sur l'Adour
FRANCE

ITALY

OENOFRANCE ITALIA
Via Vigazzolo 112
36054 MONTEBELLO VICENTINO
ITALY

AUSTRALIA

VIVELYS AUSTRALASIA
Unit 1 257A Hanson Road
Wingfield SA 5013
AUSTRALIA

CHILE

VIVELYS CHILE
Camino a Zapallar Km 3.1
Lote 16, Casilla 207
Curicó
CHILE

BULGARIA

VIVELYS BULGARIA
Village Rogosh
37 rue Ivan Vazov
Plovdiv 4140
BULGARIA

NEW ZEALAND

MOBIUS WINES & CONSULTING LTD
17 Toop Street
Havelock North
4130 HAWKES BAY
NEW ZEALAND

SWITZERLAND

KELLER FLUID PROAG
Bombachsteig 12
Postfach 413
CH 8049 Zurich
SWITZERLAND

CANADA

NUANCE WINERY SUPPLIES
15 Lloyd Street
St Catharines
ON L2S 2N
CANADA

ARGENTINA

VIVELYS ARGENTINE
Castro Barros 1330
Galpón Q
Carrodilla
Luján de Cuyo
5519 Mendoza
ARGENTINE

SOUTH AFRICA

VIVELYS AUSTRALASIA
Unit 1 257A Hanson Road
Wingfield SA 5013
AUSTRALIA

Our teams

Our devoted and multidisciplinary team is completely committed to serving our clients and meeting their needs. Constantly striving to promote innovation and excellence, team members are proud of what they do and never settle for second best.

Karine Herrewyn
Vivelys and Boisé Managing Director
Marion Baelde
Administrative and Financial Manager
Laurent Fargeton
«Oak & Winery» Solutions manager
Frédéric Partaix
Sensory Evaluation Product Manager
Jean-François Gilis
Product Manager Microbiology & Biotechnology Solutions
Nicolas Bernard
Vine Product Manager
Benjamin Boissier
R&D Manager
Myriam Benentendi
Marketing Manager
Séverine Cros
Boisé' Factory Manager
François Margot
U.S. Sales Director