Medals and Press

We are always delighted when our efforts and achievements are recognised… especially gold medals! Here are some of the awards and accolades that our wines have been awarded with in competitions all over the world. You will also find ratings, reviews and write ups from some of the industry’s most renowned critics.

Bijou Awarded Two Gold Medals at Global Pinot Noir Masters 

  Éminence de Bijou Pinot Noir – Gold  Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose Pinot Noir – Gold    We are delighted to announce that Bijou has been awarded two gold medals at the 2024 Global Pinot Noir Masters.  This competition, recognised worldwide is run by the international industry magazine, The Drinks Business. The Competition  …


Bijou Announces Collaboration With Women In Wine Expo

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Bijou and Women in Wine Expo Join Forces to Empower Women in the Wine Industry. About Bijou Bijou, a producer based in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence, is proud to announce its first major collaboration with the International Women in Wine Expo for its highly anticipated 2024…


Bijou Wins Big at Sakura Women’s Wine Awards Japan

Éminence de Bijou – Double Gold Award  Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose – Gold Award  Bijou Ma Chérie – Gold Award    Bijou, the innovative and dynamic producer working in the South of France is renowned throughout the industry for their commitment to the women of wine. This has been further confirmed by their recent…


Bijou Featured in Getranke News

The renowned German news page, Getranke News has featured Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose.   Barbara Rademacher, founder of Getranke News and industry journalist has written about Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose, highlighting its success in the German market despite this being a ‘new product feature.’   Barbara also touches on our commitment to sustainability…


Bijou Le Chic Awarded Best Boxed Rosé

  Bijou Le Chic Grenache Rosé was named the best boxed rose by Good Housekeeping 2023. This exceptional grenache is from the foothills of the Black Mountains around the appellations of Saint Chinian, Faugères, and Coteaux de Languedoc.    The perception of boxed and bagged wine is forever changing to be in line with consumers’…


bottle of Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose with the lavender and a poolside background, next to saturday kitchen and Sunday Times logo

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose Makes Waves in UK National Press and Television!

    This month Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose has been featured massively on the national media stage. We are thrilled that critics recognize and enjoy our qualitative wines that champion sustainability and women in wine. On the popular BBC Television show Saturday Kitchen (17/06/23), TV presenter and wine critic Olly Smith had great things…


Collage of three wines with the medals attached. Left: Eminence de Bijou, (gold). Middle: Bijou De Sophie Valrose (gold). Right: En Memoire, (master).

Bijou Wins Triple Medals at the Global Rosé Masters

          We are thrilled to announce that Bijou did exceptionally well at the Drinks Business Global Wine Master Awards 2023. The flagship; Le Bijou De Sophie Valrose won gold. As did Éminence de Bijou. While En Memoire de Sophie Valrose received the highest accolade- the Master Medal. We are incredibly grateful and…


Mitchells and Butlers

Bijou spearheads M&B rosé offer

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose is now available in two of the most distinguished Mitchells and Butlers bars and restaurants; Browns Brasseries and All Bar One. In total Bijou is now available over one thousand Mitchells & Butlers restaurants and bars. The new pink across Browns iconic UK locations Since 1973  Browns fusion of British…


Bas Korpel

Dutch wine experts blown away by Bijou Le Chic!

Bas Korpel, Vera Krijnen and Harold Hamersma, some of the most renowned wine experts in the Netherlands, revealed their favourite bag-in-box rosé wines in the AD Magazine, as well as De Stentor. Bijou Le Chic 1.5L pouch rosé, received an outstanding 7.5 points score and a fantastic review that reads as follow: ‘Is mature, with…


Bijou outperforms the top houses of Provence at Meininger’s Rosé Awards 2022!

Meininger’s International Rosé Award has revealed the results of their competition with Bijou wines scoring amongst the top French rosés on show!   Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose rosé. Coteaux de Béziers, 2021 The strength of our Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose 2021 vintage continues to excite judging panels worldwide with our flagship rosé recently…


Bijou among Jane MacQuitty’s hot pinks of the Summer!

Wine expert Jane MacQuitty featured, once again, our flagship rosé Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose in The Times magazine. In her article, she reviwd our wine as follows: 2021 Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose, Coteaux de Béziers “One of my hot pinks of the summer, crammed with crowd-pleasing yet elegant, citrus peel-scented charm. Just what…


Sophie Valrose

Will Lyons features Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose

We are pleased to see our flagship rosé featured in an article written by the wine expert Will Lyons in the Sunday Times. “The Languedoc is a brilliant hunting ground for good-value wines, and at this price, this light, zesty rosé is a bargain. Named in honour of Sophie Valrose, who stood upfor female workers’…


Bijou Terre de Providence

Bijou Terre de Providence a Must Buy in 2022!

Our Bijou Terre de Providence was featured in the Australian magazine Hunter and Bligh. Chris Kelly shortlisted our Bijou among the 10 best rosé wines to try this year! The article reads as follows: “This is a French rosé without the hefty price tag. And it’s made in Provence! The Bijou Terre de Providence Rosé…


Ben Franks Wine

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose features in Ben Frank Wines

We are thrilled to see our flagship rosé Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose featured among the Ben Franks Wine reviews.   The article written by the wine expert Ben Frank reads as follows: “Pale salmon with petal pink hues. Aromas of lemon, raspberry, asparagus and pink lady apple. Silky smooth with strawberry rolled in pepper,…


Bijou Le Chic 1.5L Pouch

Bijou Le Chic: Best boxed wine for the summer

Our Bijou Le Chic 1.5L pouch received, once again, a fantastic review in the well-known magazine Glamour. The article written by Ali Belamant, reads as follows: “Perfect for smaller fridges (and smaller gatherings) this 1.5-liter pouch is filled with pale dry rosé made from Grenache grapes grown in the South of France. With notes of…


Peter Ranscombe

Raising a toast to Her Majesty with Bijou

Once again, our flagship rosé, Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose proved its quality by gaining another great writeup from experts in wine (Peter Ranscombe). Wine expert Peter Ranscombe, selected our rosé as one of the best wines to celebrate this Platinum Jubilee. The article published in the Scottish Field, reads as follow: “Good value” doesn’t…


Rob Buckhaven

Bijou feature in METRO

More writeups for our flagship rosé, Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose! Rob Buckhaven featured our Bijou in his fantastic article in the Metro Magazine. Please find the article below. Should you have any questions on our wines please get in touch:


Jane MacQuitty

Bijou among the best rosés to buy according to Jane MacQuitty

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose featured by Jane MacQuitty in the Times. Jane MacQuitty featured Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose in her article named “The best rosés to buy now” which was published in The Times on Friday 29th April! MacQuitty found the 2021 vintage of Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose Rosé to be: “Delicious,…



Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose wins gold at the PCWA 2022!

The long-awaited results of the People’s Choice Wine Awards are out and we are extremely proud to announce that Bijou came out on top of the rosé category!   Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose rosé is produced with grapes carefully sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in Coteaux de Béziers.  The strong local winds sweep humidity…


Bijou showcases Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Paris

Bijou showcases Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Paris Vinexpo Paris Last month  marked the much anticipated return of international wine fairs with Wine Paris opening up the calendar year. Our latest vintage received extensive praise from a wide range of trade visitors and attracted much interest in the open tasting area. “Presenting a new vintage…


Bijou’s long awaited return to Wine Paris

The long awaited return to Paris for Bijou in 2022 is over and we have some very exciting news to share with you! Despite the challenging difficulties that we have all faced with the Covid Pandemic, the words of Humphrey Bogart could not be more appropriate “We’ll always have Paris” (Casablanca, 1945) as Bijou plans…


Le Chic Launch in Benelux

Bijou announces the launch of its environmentally-friendly wine format in Benelux. On April 6th, the Bijou Le Chic 1.5L rosé…


Rosé wine Canada launch

Bijou announces launch in the Canadian market

Leading Southern French producer hit Canadian shelves with a number of exciting wines. From April 2021, three different products from Bijou’s range will be available in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.


Bijou Le Chic Rosé featured in the Daily Mail

Our Bijou Le chic rosé has recently received a great write up in the DailyMail. The 1.5 pouch was classified among the top wines for Veganuary and reviewed as lockdown-friendly thanks to our innovative packaging.