Lafitte is a French family with a reputation in the cork industry for supplying the finest cork for over four generations. Beginning in France, the company moved its major production site to Northern Portugal in 1956, in order to be directly involved in the selection of fine cork from the most thriving and sustainable cork forests in the world. In 2003, Lafitte purchased a second processing plant in Portugal to meet an increasing demand for quality cork production.
Lafitte Cork and Capsule – North America
In 1982 Jacques Lafitte opened a processing facility in Napa, CA, known as Lafitte Cork & Capsule. This facility processes cork and capsules for direct sale to North American customers. Lafitte Cork and Capsule offers a full inventory of cork grades, lengths, and washes for lot selection.
In addition to wine closures, LCC offers a complete range of stock PVC, PETg, Polylaminate, Alustar, and Tin capsules at our Napa plant. We can also offer fully customizable capsules manufactured at any one of our global facilities in a wide array of sizes, colors, and finishes to meet your precise marketing and technical demands.
Lafitte Cork & Capsule has built an impressive reputation in the wine packaging industry by delivering the highest quality natural cork closures and foils for decades. We take immense pride in offering the best service platform in North America.
Lafitte Cork and Capsule has earned the trust of wineries, distilleries and breweries throughout the industry that demand high standards of quality. We take pride in ensuring the highest quality goods and services and we guarantee the integrity of our products during storage, handling and shipping to your winery.
Lafitte Cork and Capsule is a founding member of the Cork Quality Council (CQC), which sets stringent standards on corks to be sold in the North American market. Since 1995, Lafitte California has operated a state of the art QC laboratory with an ozone-infused moisturizing room to aid in ensuring cork sterility, the first of its kind in the U.S.
In 1997, our Portuguese production facility was certified ISO9001:2000, followed by ISO9002 certification in 2003. Since 2000, we have used SPME technology to test corks from every lot to independently verify cork quality for our customers. In our continuing commitment to quality we maintain HACCP Food certification at our cork production facilities. In 2006 Lafitte Cork Portugal implemented its first Autoclave system. This high tech system is regarded worldwide as the best method for removing contaminants from natural cork bark.