The Floc de Gascogne Interprofessional Committee

The Floc de Gascogne Interprofessional Committee (CIFG) is responsible for the promotion and communication of the Floc de Gascogne appellation.

  • Its Board of Directors is composed solely of producers and traders of Floc de Gascogne.
  • Its current President , Patrick Farbos himself a winegrower, represents the appellation at official events.
  • The CIFG team is made up of two employees. An accountant and a person who leads the promotion and communication strategy.
  • Its headquarters is located in Eauze, within Maison Gascogne Armagnac.

Some key dates

Creation of the Floc de Gascogne Interprofessional Committee

Adopting in 1954 the poetic name "lou flòc de nouste" (translated from Occitan as "the bouquet of flowers from home") for its alcohol with evocative notes of violet, rose and plum, a Gers winemaker made his mark a turning point in the history of this alcohol which dates from the 16th century.

However, it was only in 1976, with the formation of a union by the producers , that the name Floc de Gascogne was chosen to market this product, considered more attractive to the market.

Creation of the Academy of Ladies of Floc de Gascogne

“Les Dames du Floc de Gascogne is an irrepressible desire to talk, talk, and talk again about the Flocs de Gascogne! »
Marie-Pascale Boucher


Floc de Gascogne received the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) by decree of the French State on November 27, 1990.

Presidency of the CIFG: Michel Maestrojuan
President of the CIFG: Thierry Roques

2007: Recognition of an ODG (management organization) for Floc de Gascogne in order to ensure compliance with the specification

President of the CIFG: Corinne Lacoste

2009: Floc de Gascogne receives Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) from the European Union for both names: “floc de Gascogne blanc” and “floc de Gascogne rosé”.

2010: New labels on floc bottles, new thinner bottle and introduction of the screw cap

President of the CIFG: Jérôme Delord

2011: Launch of the new identity of Floc de Gascogne positioning itself on a more feminine, modern and refined universe.

President of the CIFG: Patrick Farbos

2017 : Launch of the comic strip label and the new Floc de Gascogne website

President of the CIFG: Patrick Farbos

2019  : Launch of the current label

2019: Floc-de-Gascogne is distinguished at the Concours Général Agricole Paris 2019: eleven medals including seven gold medals and 4 silver medals.

2020: Le Floc de Gascogne celebrates its 30th anniversary.

President of the CIFG: Patrick Farbos

2024 : New communication campaign “How can you make it complicated when you can make it Floc?” » and launch of the new Floc de Gascogne website.

The CFIG moves to Maison Gascogne Armagnac

November 9, 2022: Inauguration of Maison Gascogne Armagnac around 3 products from the vineyard: Côtes de Gascogne, Armagnac and Floc de Gascogne.

Le Floc de Gascogne is leaving rue des Vignerons to move into this new building which offers a place open to the public to discover these 3 wine products.