Portrait

Offering winegrowers the certainty that their wines will be savoured exactly as they were designed…

Cork is a unique material with natural merits. Just like wine, it is part of a virtuous cycle with its own ecosystem. 

Respect for nature, patience and perseverance are core values that have enabled Bourrassé to stand at the forefront of cork closure technology.

Its history, dating back over a century, its knowledge of wine, its desire to understand the different vineyard sites and their standards, have always underpinned the development of its expertise and one-of-a-kind processes.

Hard work, high standards, listening to consumer needs and keeping its word remain core values for the Bourrassé group. So, too, is its unwavering determination to stand out for its hallmark quality and innovations that show respect for the wines.

FACTS & FIGURES

MEN & WOMEN
CLIENTS IN 18 COUNTRIES
TONNES OF CORK BOUGHT AND STORED
MILLION CORK CLOSURES/YEAR
RENEWABLE ENERGY USED

TIMELINE

From the company’s founding to the present day

Bourrassé’s logo gets a make-over
1900

Bourrassé was founded by Jean Baptiste

1968

Christian Bourrassé took over the business and ensured its seamless transition

1988

Jean-Francis Troccard became Christian Bourrassé’s right-hand man

1989

Facilities were established in Portugal with SOCORI 

(Sociedade de Cortiças de Riomeão)

1996

The group ventured overseas: Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy and South America

1998

A subsidiary company was established in Chile (Corpack)

2003

The steam-based processes were introduced and rolled out for manufacturing all Bourrassé cork closures

2008

Completion of the R&D plan guaranteeing the lowest possible level of TCA* 

*(2,4,6 Trichloroanisole)

2019

In Chile, Corpack became Corpack ACI

2020

The manufacturing processes continue to be improved to ensure complete control over aromatic profile.