The Cogevi

As a direct result of the 1911 Champagne winegrowers’ revolution, the COGEVI was founded in 1921, supported by passionate men who were determined to protect their heritage, expertise and independence.

P resent throughout the appellation area,

the COGEVI continues to promote the work and expertise of around 800 artisan winegrower members. This cooperative movement, a legacy of the 1911 winegrowers' revolt, is a guarantee of permanently high quality and ethical standards.

P resent throughout the appellation area,

the COGEVI continues to promote the work and expertise of around 800 artisan winegrower members. This cooperative movement, a legacy of the 1911 winegrowers' revolt, is a guarantee of permanently high quality and ethical standards.

1888 - 1898

T he phylloxera ravages the vines

and destroys the half of the Champagne vineyard.

1888 - 1898

T he phylloxera ravages the vines

and destroys the half of the Champagne vineyard.
Uprising from Champagne's winegrowers

April 1911

U prising from Champagne winegrowers,

driven to extreme measures by fraud, poor harvests and government delays.

April 1911

Uprising from Champagne's winegrowers

U prising from Champagne winegrowers,

driven to extreme measures by fraud, poor harvests and government delays.

1921

C reation of the first cooperative in Champagne,

the COGEVI, Coopérative Générale des Vignerons (General Winegrowers' Cooperative), which quickly launches several brands including Champagne Raoul Collet.
First Cooperative

1921

First Cooperative

C reation of the first cooperative in Champagne,

the COGEVI, Coopérative Générale des Vignerons (General Winegrowers' Cooperative), which quickly launches several brands including Champagne Raoul Collet.
Ay

1930

T he COGEVI is established in Aÿ

1930

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T he COGEVI is established in Aÿ

1950

A cquisition of the Maison Bissinger

The cooperative acquires the Maison Bissinger, where the 1911 revolts took place, in order to set up its head office there.
Maison Bissinger

1950

Maison Bissinger

A cquisition of the Maison Bissinger

The cooperative acquires the Maison Bissinger, where the 1911 revolts took place, in order to set up its head office there.
Production site

1960

I mpressive works

Construction of a production site on top of the cellars, dug 35 metres beneath the hillsides in 1880.

1960

Production site

I mpressive works

Construction of a production site on top of the cellars, dug 35 metres beneath the hillsides in 1880.

2014 - 2016

C reation of the CITE DU CHAMPAGNE

Cité du Champagne

2014 - 2016

Cité du Champagne

C reation of the CITE DU CHAMPAGNE

2021

T he Cogevi's centenary

2021

T he Cogevi's centenary