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Loire Profiles: Anjou

Château Belle-Rive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Damien Laureau

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

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

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

Domaine Belargus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Forges

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

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

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

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 Clos de l’Èlu

Domaine du Clos de l’Èlu

A profile of Domaine du Clos de l'Èlu, in three parts. Here in part one I describe my discovery of ...
Domaine du Closel (Château des Vaults)

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

Domaine FL

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

Domaine Mosse

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

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

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

Domaine Richou

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

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

Domaine Vincendeau

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

Eric Morgat

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

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

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 ...
Les Roches Sèches

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

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

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

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

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

Nicolas Joly and the Clos de la Coulée de Serrant

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

Nicolas Reau

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

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

Philippe Delesvaux

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

Pierre Ménard

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

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

Richard Leroy

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

Thibaud Boudignon

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

Toby Bainbridge

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