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Loire Profiles: Anjou

Château Belle-Rive

A profile of Château Belle-Rive, a leading estate in the Quarts de Chaume appellation, presented in three parts. Here in ...

Château d’Epiré

A profile of Château d'Epiré, presented in five instalments. Here in part one I examine the origins of the domaine, ...

Château de Bois Brinçon

A profile of Château de Bois Brinçon, home to Xavier Cailleau. Here in part one I explore the domaine's history. ...

Château de Bonnezeaux

A three-part profile of Château de Bonnezeaux, a revivified estate now run by Guyonne Saclier de la Bâtie. Here in ...

Château de Fesles

A profile of Château de Fesles, presented in five instalments. Here in part one I explore the ancient origins of ...

Château de la Genaiserie

A profile of Château de la Genaiserie, presented in four parts. Here in part one I look at the earliest ...

Château de la Roulerie

A profile of Château de la Roulerie, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history ...

Château de Passavant

A profile of Château de Passavant, presented in three parts. Here in part one I examine the history of this ...

Château de Suronde

A profile of Château de Suronde, a long-established and famed estate in the Quarts de Chaume appellation, presented in three ...

Château Pierre-Bise

A profile of Château Pierre-Bise, presented in seven parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's origins, and ...

Château Soucherie

A profile of Château Soucherie, a famous Anjou estate on the banks of the Layon, presented in four parts. Here ...

Clau de Nell

A profile of Clau de Nell, presented in four parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of ...

Damien Laureau

A profile of Damien Laureau, presented in four instalments. Here in part one I look at how Damien first came ...

Didier Chaffardon

A profile of Didier Chaffardon, in three parts. Here in part one I look at Didier's origins, and find out ...

Domaine aux Moines

A profile of Domaine aux Moines, presented in four parts. Here in part one I look to the origins of ...

Domaine Belargus

A profile of Domaine Belargus, in four parts. Here in part one I explore the origins of this domaine, which ...

Domaine Cady

A profile of Domaine Cady, in three parts. Here in part one I explore the significance of the Layon it ...

Domaine Cousin-Leduc

A three-part profile of Domaine Cousin-Leduc, home to cult Loire vigneron Olivier Cousin. Here in part one I introduce Olivier, ...

Domaine de Bablut

A profile of Domaine de Bablut and Christophe Daviau, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Domaine de Juchepie

A profile of Eddy Oosterlinck and Domaine de Juchepie, a source of excellent Coteaux du Layon and dry Anjou, in ...

Domaine de la Bergerie

A profile of Domaine de la Bergerie, a domaine run by the Guégniard family, in five parts. Here in part ...

Domaine de Montgilet

A profile of Domaine de Montgilet, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history of ...

Domaine des Baumard

A profile of Domaine des Baumard, a leading domaine in several Anjou appellations, presented in nine parts. Here in part ...

Domaine des Deux Vallées

A profile of Domaine des Deux Vallées, presented in three parts. Here in part one I present a brief history ...

Domaine des Forges

A profile of Domaine des Forges, in Anjou, home to the Branchereau family, presented in four parts. Here in part ...

Domaine des Griottes

A profile of Domaine des Griottes, an iconic domaine in Anjou established by Pat Desplats and Sébastien Dervieux, presented in ...

Domaine des Rochelles

A profile of Domaine des Rochelles, home to Jean-Yves and Jean-Hubert Lebreton, presented in four parts. Here in part one ...

Domaine des Sablonnettes

A profile of Domaine des Sablonnettes and Joël Menard, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Domaine du Closel (Château des Vaults)

A profile of Domaine du Closel, a grande dame of Savennières, presented in six parts. Here in part one I ...

Domaine FL

A profile of Domaine FL, presented in four parts. Here in part one I explore the domaines origins, which lie ...

Domaine Mosse

A profile of Domaine Mosse, presented in three parts. Here in part one I explore how René and Agnès Mosse ...

Domaine Ogereau

A profile of Domaine Ogereau, presented in five parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's origins, and ...

Domaine Réthoré Davy

A profile of Domaine Réthoré Davy, a Loire Valley domaine turning out an eclectic range of wines. Here in part ...

Domaine Richou

A profile of Domaine Richou, in four parts. Here in part one I look to the history of the domaine, ...

Domaine Saurigny

A three-part profile of Domaine Saurigny, home to Sophie and Jérôme Saurigny. In part one I introduce Jérôme and his ...

Domaine Vincendeau

A profile of Domaine Vincendeau, in three parts. Here in part one I recount the tale of this domaine, created ...

Eric Morgat

A profile of Eric Morgat, a dynamic vigneron working in Savennières, presented in three parts. Here in part one I ...

Jo Pithon

A profile of Domaine Jo Pithon, a business now taken over by Philippe Fournier as part of Domaine FL, as ...

La Ferme de la Sansonnière

A profile of La Ferme de la Sansonnière, which is home to Mark Angeli, presented in five parts. Here in ...

Le Clos Galerne

A profile of Le Clos Galerne, in three parts. Here in part one I present the estate's short history, the ...

Les Roches Sèches

A three-part profile of Les Roches Sèches, a relatively young domaine in Anjou, run by Julien Delrieu (pictured above), Jean-Marie ...

Les Vignes Herbel

A three-part profile of Les Vignes Herbel, where Laurent Herbel and Nadège Lelandais turn out esoteric 'natural' wines often with ...

Loïc Mahé

A profile of Loïc Mahé, a dynamic producer of Savennières and Anjou wines. Here in part one of this three-part ...

Mai et Kenji Hodgson

A profile of Mai et Kenji Hodgson, in three parts. Here in part one I look at Mai and Kenji's ...

Moulin Touchais

A three-part profile of Moulin Touchais, a unique wine made by the Touchais family at Vignobles Touchais, near Doué la ...

Nicolas Joly and the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

A seven-part profile of Nicolas & Virginie Joly of Château de la Roche aux Moines and Clos de la Coulée ...

Nicolas Reau

A profile of Nicolas Reau, in three parts. Here in part one I look at Nicolas' sudden conversion to viticulture ...

Patrick Baudouin

A profile of Patrick Baudouin, presented in five parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's history, beginning ...

Philippe Delesvaux

A profile of Philippe and Catherine Delesvaux, leading vignerons in the Coteaux du Layon appellation, presented in four parts. Here ...

Pierre Ménard

A profile of Pierre Ménard, in four parts. Here in part one I meet up with Pierre in his vineyards, ...

Pithon-Paillé

A profile of Pithon-Paillé, a leading Anjou domaine, presented in nine instalments. Here in part one I examine the tumultuous ...

Richard Leroy

A profile of Richard Leroy, presented in five instalments. Here in part one I recount my first ever visit to ...

Terre de l’Élu

A profile of Terre de l'Élu, previously known as Domaine du Clos de l'Élu, presented in three parts. Here in ...

Thibaud Boudignon

I profile Thibaud Boudignon, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce this young winemaker, who is making waves ...

Thomas Batardière

A profile of Thomas Batardière, presented in three parts. Here in part one I explore this vigneron's story, and how ...

Toby Bainbridge

A profile of Toby Bainbridge, in three parts. Here in part one I look at how this young Brit came ...