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DOMAINE DE CHEVILLARD
In the heart of the Savoie, in the hamlet of Chevillard at 350m high, Matthieu Goury produced his first vintage in 2016. Jacquère, Roussette and Mondeuse are the stars of the cellar. The Jacquère and Rousette are from Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte, Apremont or Abymes. The Mondeuse are from Les Marches, Freterive et also from the famous cru: Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte with the best plots: Les Ballottes and La Mort.
DOMAINE SAINT GERMAIN
Raphael is the poster child for craft winemaking! His domaine is based in the village of Saint Pierre d’Albigny at the foot of the Arclusaz mountain, at an altitude of 1,700 feet. It is in this mountainous landscape that Raphael cultivates and produces authentic and sometimes surprising wines using the following local grape varieties: Mondeuse Noire/Blanche or Grise, Persan, Altesse, and Malvosie…
LES VINS DE LA VIE
The domain located South-East from the Ain River, in the heart of the Bugey region. Only a 1.5 ha vineyard situated in the village of Parves composed out of Mondeuse,Pinot Noir, Aligoté, and Roussette. Sebastien is running this small estate and his  philosophy considers the viticulture inside a en- semble composed out of the soil, the plante, the climate, the stars, the biodiversity, fauna wild and domestic with their sheeps, gooses, hens, and a horse. At the vineyard, Sebastien tries to reduce as much as possible the ecological impact by decreasing there sulfur and copper usage by using liquid manured, essential oils, herbal preparation and decoction.
DOMAINE BERNHARD & REIBEL
Pierre left a career in the automotive industry in order to take over the family domaine from his mother, Cecile, in 2000. He restructured the vineyard to an organic one and went with local grapes which reflect the local terroir.
DOMAINE CHARLES FREY
Located in the charming village of Dambach-La-Ville in the heart of Alsace, the Frey family has been producing wine since the 18th century. The family had always practiced the polyculture in the domaine and sold in bulk. The big change arrived in 1997, when they decided to convert the domaine into an organic farming and sell the by bottle.
DOMAINE DAVID-BEAUPÈRE
David gave up his career in sales to take over the domaine when his family decided to sell vines which had been in the David-Beaupere family for several generations. Today, he counts as one of the young winemakers who are putting this beautiful region back on the map.
SEBASTIEN CONGRETEL
Sébastien made his first vintage in 2016 after earning his stripes working with the Sunier brothers. He has 2 hectares in the Regnie and Morgon regions and a very bright future ahead of him.
DOMAINE MARTIN FAUDOT
Michel is quite the local ! He grew up in the Arbois region and has dedicated his life to the conservation of the region and the region’s customs. In addition to making magnificent wines, Michel also produces a variety of cured meats using longstanding traditions.
DOMAINE DE CHAMANS
Charming small estate run masterfully by Jessica. Rudolph Steiner’s philosophy and biodynamic practices are respected in this domaine. Vines enjoy a rich ecosystem composed out of animals, fruit trees, guarrigue, woods….
DOMAINE LA GRANGETTE
Christelle and Matthieu took over the domaine in 2013 from Christelle’s parents. Located in Castelnau-de-Guers, this young couple try hard to perpetuate traditions to produce indigenous grapes.
MAS GABRIEL
Deborah and Peter are British and left London in 2002 to realize their dream! After earning a degree in viticulture and oenology they travelled the world in order to experience different vinifications. When they decided to settle down, it’s in the small village of Caux into the terroir of Pezenas they found the perfect estate.
DOMAINE HENRY
The Henry family have been winegrowers for over 10 generations. In the early 1990’s, Laurence & François Henry, wine freaks, made the jump and to replanted vines in the unique and famous terroir of Saint Georges d’Orques to hand-craft wines the way people used to over a century ago (organic, com-plantation, use of forgotten grapes…)
DOMAINE LE PECH D’ANDRÉ
Mireille Remaury comes from a old family of wine-growers that dates back from1701. Philippe, her partner, today share this heritage and peasant passion. In Occitan, « pech » means hill and its on the Montagne Noir foothills on Mourels terroirs (limestone composed out of sandstone et marls), into the villages of Azillanet at 300m asl that Domaine Pech d’André is hiding into a perfect Mediterranean landscape. The domaine is spread-out on 40ha with 28ha of vines. Surrounded with wood and garrigue, Mireille & Philippe also cultivate olives, figs, capers… The domaine has inherited from rich culture and philosophy, for instance, at Pech d’André never-ever chemicals has been used. Indeed, all the domaine is ran under an organic and natural farming with the usage of sulfites, essential oils, liquid manures, and (natural) pesticide … The panel of grapes used is purely Mediterranean: Bourboulenc, Clairette, Maccabeo for whites, and Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Picquepoul Noir, Mourvèdre, Alicante, Aramon… for reds. All this grapes are vinified the most naturally into concrete tanks and always offering a good acidity for a delicate style of southern wine.
DOMAINE MIKAEL BOUGES
Mikael is in his early 40’s and took over the 7 ha from his parents 15 years ago. The vineyard is almost one single plot in a rounded hilltop and two « clos » on the Northern aspect of the hill. Mikael produces mainly Côt and Sauvignon also a little bit of Chenin exclusively using organic methods.
DOMAINE DES BÉGUINERIES
This vineyard is located in the village of Saint Louans in the heart of the appellation Chinon. The estate is 29 acres of vine overlooking the Vienne River with 27 acres of Cabernet Franc and 2 acres of Chenin Blanc. The Pelletier family has been producing wines for several generations. Jean Christophe started working at the family domain as soon as 1979 and became a cellar master between 1987 to 2001. After this experience, in 1995 Jean Christophe acquired his own vineyard which became Domaine des Béguineries. Over the years, concerned and thoughtful about producing authentic and unique wines, Jean Christophe has seen the importance and the effect of running his vineyard under organic farming method. Then in 2009 he decided for the Environment, the consumers, his wines and himself to convert his entire vineyard throughout the organic european standard.
DOMAINE DÉSORMIÈRE
Family estate was created in 1974 by Michel & Marie-Jo. There sons, Éric et Thierry join the adventure in 1996 and brought with them there youth and new eye on viticulture and winemaking. Today, the estate is 16 ha where Gamay, Chardonnay are expressing them into delicate wines.
DOMAINE DE BABLUT
Christophe is the perfect gentleman farmer ! Based in the village of Brissac-Quincé, at the edge of the Anjou white and Anjou Noir, Christophe is a humble and spirited man producing wine with a strong terroir print.
DOMAINE FABRICE GASNIER
Fabrice and Sandrine are located in the small village of Cravant-les-Coteaux into the 14 ha that compose this beautiful family estate. For four generations, the family has been producing wine and Fabrice expanded the farming method to organic practices and now biodynamic since 2008.
DOMAINE DES GUYONS
Frank Bimont’s family has been producing wines since 1634 ! With his oenologist background, Franck took over the 16ha in 2006. Like him, his wines are delicate, generous and upright. Indeed, his philosophy pushes him to produce very clean wines always with tension and finesse.
DOMAINE BENOIT MERIAS
After 10 years teaching grade-schoolers, Benoît changed careers and in 2000 went to study the Lycée Viticole d’Amboise where he fell in love with the Chenin grape. Benoît later earned his stripes at Domaine de la Taille aux Loups in Montlouis before taking over 6 ha of Chenin (bet. 40 to 60 years old) in Saint Martin le Beau. At Benoît’s, different soils mean different cuvées; from sand to siliceous, siliceous to flint on clay bedrock soil his wines are always sharp and mineral.
DOMAINE PATRICE COLIN
Patrice and Valérie are humble and discreet people producing elegant and vibrating wines. Located in the small village of Thoré-la-Rochette near the city of Vendôme, the Colin family has been producing wine since 1735. The vineyard covers 25 ha of different plots situated at an elevation of 360 ft. Patrice has been famous since 1980 for producing outstanding « old vine » organic Pineau d’Aunis (planted in 1890) and Chenin (1934) on his clay and flint soils providing an amazing intensity and minerality to the wines.
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE BLEUE
Originally form Sancerre, Sebastien has always worked on vineyards. After interesting experiences such as training winemakers in La Reunion Island and building a successful domain in this very same island, Sebastien moved back to the continent and built Domaine de la Roche Bleue. The domaine produces organic wines under two appellations: Jasnières and Coteaux du Loir (70% of red and 30% of white).
DOMAINE DU PETIT BONDIEU
At Domaine du Petit Bondieu, the Pichet family have been producing wines since 1976. Jean-Marc started and was succeeded by Thomas in 1995. 18 hectars of Cabernet Franc organically since 2010 and only one appellation: Bourgueil. The vines are from 20 to 80 years old and planted on: • Gravel • Tuffeau stone • Clay-linestone. 2017 Hachette: Grower of the year
DOMAINE PIERRE CHAUVIN
Paul-Eric is the 5th generation winemaker in the family estate created in the middle of the 19th century. Located in the heart of the Black Anjou, in the small village of Rablay-sur-Layon on the bank of the Layon River, the vineyard covers 9.3 hectares. The vines of Paul-Eric are located on soils of the Armorican Basin composed mainly of clays and schists  with also gravels and sands. Here, the local grape varieties are highlighted: the Chenin reigns on almost 6 hectares and makes from dry white wines to botrytized and sparkling wines. The reds and rosés are produced with Cabernet Franc (2,6 ha), Grolleau (0,5 ha) and Cabernet Sauvignon (0,3 ha). All these grapes have been cultivated since 2005 thanks to a biological (and biodynamic) approach that is applied to the vines as well as to the cellar. Indeed, Paul-Eric tends to always limit the inputs to produce, when nature allows “natural wines” without any inputs.
DOMAINE LANDRON CHARTIER
Located in the North-East of Nantes, on the right bank of the Loire River, Bernard and Françoise were the second generation of winegrowers into the Landron family. Today, Benoit represent the third generation! Humble, delicate and with strong values, Benoit took over and produces a new style of wine; organic +. ….Indeed concerned to go further into a purer wines Benoit is very close to the natural wine movement. The domaine is still spread onto 32 hectare of wines into the appellation Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire for the whites et Coteaux d’Ancenis for the reds. Melon de Bourgogne, Gamay (a jus blanc or de bouze), Folle Blanche and even Malvoisie and Pinot Gris are vinified in a natural way at the domaine.
CHATEAU DE LA ROCHE EN LOIRE
After a career in the communication sector in Paris, Louis-Jean buys this magnificent estate in 2002. With a sumptuous 16th century manor, the estate has 35 ha of land bordered by the forest of Chinon and located in the village of Azay-le-Rideau. The estate dates back to 1580 and some even say that the estate’s wines were served at the court of Versailles and Paris … This long history and tradition, Louis-Jean wishes to cultivate it. This is why the polyculture and Rudolph Steiner’s vision for Biodynamics is applied at the domain; 6 hectares of vines only to give way to the culture of fruit trees (pears and apples), wheat and even livestock. The vineyards of Chenin (4ha), Grolleau (1ha), Côt (0.5ha) and Cabernet Franc (0.5ha) are between 10 and 80 years old and they enjoy magnificent brown or red clay soils with flint and also sand. In the end, Louis-Jean produces micro-cuvées of precise and singular wines with often big potential of guard.
CHATEAU DE LA BONNELIÈRE
It is Pierre, the father of Marc who acquires this magnificent estate in La Roche Clermault on the left bank of the Vienne River in 1976. Pierre replants the vineyard and revives the wine history at Château de la Bonnelière. From the banking sector, Marc began a reconversion and took over the estate in 1999. The evolution towards the organic farming starts at his arrival. Today, Marc grows the vines on a surface of 30 hectares with a typical panel f rapes varieties from the “lands of Francois Rabelais” with Cabernet Franc, Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc
LES GAUCHERS
Cedric discovers wine (« natural ») thanks to his uncle chef at Jean-Pierre Robinot  restaurant in the 90’s. Since this year his passion for this liquid has never stopped … He works many years in humanitarian aid abroad but benefits every return into the old continent to visit winemakers and participate in work in the vineyard or the cellar … Thanks to these experiences with winemakers like Thierry and Jean-Marie Puzelat (Clos Tue Beef) 2002 and Renaud Guettier (Domaine de la Grapperie), Cédric discovers a new profession and a vocation. In 2013, he began his professional reconversion by studying at the Amboise wine school and perfected his theoretical approach, at home, in Vendome at Émile Hérédia at the Domaine de Montrieux, then with Ariane Lesné. In 2017, Domaine Les Gauchers is created! Cédric acquires 2.6ha of vines of fifteen years already grown in organic farming on beautiful hillsides at 115m altitude (Montrieux and Pebnte des Coutis) facing south. Planted on clay & lilestone soils with silex, the wines are made from chenin for whites, and pineau d’aunis, cabernet franc and pinot noir for reds. Owing to an exemplary labor at the vineyard and a delicacy in the cellar, Cédric produces very pure wines, gorged with finesse and a sharp structure.
DOMAINE BENOIT SALEL & ELISE RENAUD
It was in 2008 that Benoît & Elise established themselves in the small village of Faugères in the south Ardèche region. With 11ha of vines 25-60 years old on average, our two heroes produce 9 cuvées with passion. The vines are planted between 400 to 500m high and benefit from a microclimate; Mediterranean climate with continental climate influence. Organic farming method, low yield, and interested in unknown/forgotten grapes, Benoit and Elise are the pioneers of a new wine growing dynamism.
DOMAINE ALLEMAND
The vineyard is located between 650-750m (2133-2450 ft) in the villages of Espinasses & Remollon on the southern banks of the Durance River. The Allemands have been producing wines for 3 generations in this charming mountainous vineyard from the Alpes. Wine was traditionally produced in this area at the co-op and the Allemand family was the first producer to grow, pick, vinify and bottle in 1954. Mireille & Marc and their daughter Laetitia have been working on producing old school wine by re-introducing native grapes, and vinification process, to produce authentic wines from the region.
DOMAINE LES GIRARD DU BOUCOU
Jacques Girard comes from the computer business! When his parents were about to sell the domaine in 2000, Jacques quit his job and came back to Chateauneuf du Pape. Jacques has focused on producing authentic paysan wine, with « unconventional blends » while respecting and cultivating the ecosystem around him by using Rudolf Steiner biodynamic farming method.
DOMAINE DE FONTAVIN
From the village of Courthézon, at the heart of the appellation Chateauneuf du Pape, Hélène produces delicate wines from the Southern Rhône with Chateauneuf du Pape (white and red), Gigondas, Vacqueras, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and Cotes du Rhone.
DOMAINE BONETTO FABROL
Located in the charming village of La Garde-Adhémar, Philippe Fabrol runs 15 ha (37 acres) of vines grown organically and with application of biodynamic practices. Philippe mainly produces wines from the appellation Grignan-les-Adhémar but he also has a plot of Côtes du Rhône. The slightly elevated domaine always offers wines with good acidity and digestibility.
DOMAINE DE LA ROCHE PARADIS
While still working as a Head Vineyard-Manager for Yves Cuilleron, Yann Ménager acquired his plots three years ago! 5 ha of vines located in outstanding cru and terroirs. Old school winemaking, vinification at 3000 ft (900m) with little resources but with a lot of talent and taste.
DOMAINE MONT DE MARIE
At 28 years old, Thierry quit is job as a sales engineer and decided to realize is dream; build domain and become a paysan/winegrower. Thierry acquired 11 hectares in the appellation of Sommières in the village of Souvignargues. Most of the plots are located into hills composed of sandstone and silica with clay. The varieties are (almost) locals: Aramon, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache, Ugni Blanc and Viognier. The vintage 2004 will be his vintage, and from there, Thierry goes merrily along: converted the vineyard into an organic farming, changed the pruning to gobelet, lowered the yield… At the cellar, Thierry like to interfere the least possible: the bunch aren’t de-stemmed, no yeast, no enzyme and when possible no addition of sulfites. As a result, Thierry and his wife Marie-Noëlle wines offer a rare elegance, purity and delicacy.
DOMAINE LECCIA
Lisandru Leccia comes from a long lineage of winemakers. His father, Yves, started the “Patrimonio” appellation, owns its most famous domaine and has been exporting through Kermit Lynch since the 1980s. Lisandru took his domains over from his aunt two years ago. It is a vineyard of 30 acres which he runs organically using long wine aging (6 to 18 months). He works with only 3 grapes: – Nielluciu Noir (Niella) – similar to Sangiovese – Vermentinu Blanc (Malvasia) – similar to Vermentino or Rolle – Muscat
DOMAINE DE LA RECTORIE
One of the most legendary domain from the Roussillon! Today Thierry currently runs the domaine with his son Jean-Emmanuel. The estate is composed of 30 hectares of vineyards which grows in terraces overhanging the Mediterranean, it is a mountain vineyard by the sea. Every work in the field is done by hand. The main grape variety is grenache, together with carignan, syrah, mourvèdre and counoise. From the diversity of plots, with different altitudes and orientations, La Rectorie elaborates a range of wines going from the dry Collioure (white, rosé and red) to the fortified sweet Banyuls.
DOMAINE DE RANCY
This domains was created in the 1920’s. It was in 1974 that Jean-Hubert and Brigitte took it over and stopped selling the wine to cooperative wineries. Both passionate about Rancios, they started producing a couple of cuvées vinified dry! Among the outstanding Rancios sec, Jean-Hubert, Brigitte and now Delphine (their daughter) also produce fortified wines, amazing reds and also surprising vinegars from Rivesaltes and from Rancio sec.
DOMAINE DE QUISSAT
Rémy Delouvrié ran a 50 ha farm! Among these 50 ha only 3,75 ha compose the vineyard. Indeed, the Merlot grapes along with Tanat, Cabernet Franc, Petit & Gros Manseng are enjoying an environment composed out of woods, truffle patch, cereal field, and even an experimental orchard. The polyculture is entirely ran organically and the wines are naturally vinified without input or « makeup » and express a pur expression the terroirs.
DOMAINE DE CANTALAUZE – FAMILLE LAURENT
The Domaine de Cantalauze was created in 1982 in the small village of Cordes-sur-ciel near Albi. 8 hectares of grapes from Gaillac; Duras, Braucol, Prunelart Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon, Loin de l’oeil, Ondenc, Mazac vert and roux !!! The domaine is run organically by the family: Guy & Brigitte and their two kids: Pierre-Olivier and Pauline.
DOMAINE IMANOL GARAY
Imanol is an 100% pur Pyrenees product, or to be more precise Pyrenees’ Piedmont. Indeed, born in San-Sebastián in the Spanish Basque-country, Imanol get an engineer background then will work for a cooper and sell barrels around France. Its while he patronized wine-growers that Imanol will cultivate its interest for wine production. He will win his spurs at Domaine Pichard in Madiran before deciding to follow his path… Indeed, Imanol desires to develop a rang of wines that reflect the pyrenees landscapes and terroirs. At first, he will buy grapes organically grown from by friends working and living with the same paysan philosophy before acquiring some land. Imanol wines are from the appellation Madiran to the Pyrenees foothill on the Spanish side passing by Pacherenc de Vic-Bilh and Txakoli. His total production is no more than 7000 bottles that are vinified into 5 cuvées (reds & whites) that have for objective to be copy of the origines…At the cellar, Imanol interferes the less possible and tries to reach; structure & deepness and produce delicate and atypical wines versus seeking, aromatic. The aging has a tremendous importance to Imanol. Without opposition of style he likes to different types of vessels made out of wood and amphora (sandstone) in order to sublime the wines.
VIGNETTI-VECCHIO
Carmelo & his wife Rosa create Vignetto Vecchio in 2016. He has been working for 17 years Andrea Franchetti and Rosa graduated anthropology … It is in Solicchiata, a small village culminating at 750m on North side of Etna, that our friends are installed. In 1971, Carmelo’s grandfather (Carmelo) acquired 30 hectares in the neighboring village of Verzella. At the time, this land was a lava field, and day after day this field gave-back some farmland. Today, these lands are a paradise of biodiversity and polyculture where ancient cultures and techniques have been preserved. The vineyards of Mascalese Nerello and Carricante are pruned in gobelet and planted onto terraces in the midst of a complex fauna and flora that also makes the touching charm of this region.