San Francisco, CA June 8, 2018. LAFFORT® USA received the “Special Distinction” in Agribusiness at the French-American Business Awards. Marcy Mallette, Technical Representative for LAFFORT® USA received the award on behalf of LAFFORT® USA President Philippe Guillomet.
The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco is a non-profit, non-governmental and member-driven organization. Its mission is to foster the French-American business community and to support companies settle and develop in Northern California.
Shaun Richardson, General Manager of Laffort USA was thrilled by the news. “Laffort USA are a wholly owned subsidiary of Laffort France and have proven through the dynamic growth over the past 8 years that the world renowned Laffort enological products are well respected and in high demand in the USA.”
Laffort is a fourth generation family owned business founded in 1895 with a history of research and discovery in oenology dating back to Pasteur’s seminal works. The Laffort group is proud to dedicate the largest budget among private enological companies to Research and Development. Because of this extensive research, Laffort holds many patents and regularly launches innovative products and processes for the wine industry. Laffort holds HACCP and ISO certifications and Laffort USA is the first winemaking products supplier in the US to achieve Green Business Certification. In 2018 Laffort USA will move to a new, purpose built warehouse in Windsor, CA.