The Castel Group was founded in Bordeaux in 1949 by a family of 9 brothers and sisters. For over 60 years they have devoted their energy and skills to spreading the word about French wines throughout the world. Under the guiding hand of founding President Pierre Castel the Group has become the largest wine producer in France and Europe. Castel is an internationally recognized name, backed up by a range of acclaimed brands and Châteaux, and with an established presence in over 130 countries. It is represented in Cyprus by Hartziotis Trading since 2002.