Les Huîtres du Cap Horn, it is four generations which have built the solid foundations of a company, by continuing the traditions and the family know-how to produce quality shells. Come to discover our activity and just go with the flow in a universe where overflow human heat and maritim tradition. We shall welcome you with pleasure to share with you our passion for the oyster farming, the production of beautiful oysters raised off the Island of Noirmoutier.
– 1927 –
Owner of the first oyster park in the family
Our history begins with Grandmother Blanche when she becomes 42-year-old a widow and decides to settle down in her name as oyster farmer, owner of the first oyster park in the family. Already working in this environment for several years on Bourcefranc Le Chapus in Charente, Grandmother Blanche now has to manage frontally this difficult job and 5 children. Her elder daughter, Christiane is then charge to raise her four youngerbrothers and sisters.
– 1953 –
HÉLÈNE AND MARCEL DELAGE
a migration towards Vendée
Marcel meets then Hélène, his future wife, and decides to settle down. But, the generations follow one another, raise oysters in quantity always bigger, leaving only few exploitable parks. Hélène and Marcel DELAGE generation try then the adventure of a migration towards Vendée, more exactly to Fromentine, to obtain parks and settle down in their turn. There are then approximately 40 oyster farmers to Fromentine, all from Charente. The same year, they give birth to Martine, second of a sibblings of 3 children.
– 1996 –
SÉBASTIEN VAIRÉ, PROUD SUCCESSOR
The 1st medal at the Concours Agricole du Salon de Paris
Their son, Sébastien VAIRÉ, enters in business on his own name. The name Cap Horn becomes the the name of the company in 2002. Buildings and tanks are enlarged to increasing the production. Machines are ceaselessly more efficient, faster and the recognition of the family know-how is not a long time coming because the 1st medal in the Salon de l’Agriculture de Paris arrives in 2007. Other rewards and especially the 1st golden medal in 2012 consolidates the choice of Sébastien to chose export, in Europe and in Asia. Today, wherever they are in Vendée or at the other end of the world, the gourmets and gourmands can appreciate the quality of the Oysters of the Cap Horn !