Country wine and gastronomy, Burgundy is the home region of the FELIX family for several generations (1690). Located about 180 Kms south of Paris and 150 kms north of Beaune, the village of SAINT-BRIS THE VINEUX heritage and enjoys a unique know-how in the field of wine vinification.
Dominique Aufrere is based to the east of Chablis in Fleys. The domaine was created in 1973, and fully modernised in 1992 with the installation of temperature-controlled cuves, and no oak is used here. Top quality at a decent price ! From Petit Chablis to 1er Crus, this domaine is passionate by what they are doing and brings us nice wines, well balanced and fresh.
The Cave de Lugny receives grapes from 250 estates extending over 21 communities. The ensemble counts 1,450 hectares of vines, or nearly 15 square kilometres of vines surrounding the Cave. Over these 1,450 hectares: 1,200 hectares are planted with Chardonnay, 124 hectares with Pinot Noir, 80 hectares with Gamay, 20 hectares with Aligoté. With these grapes the Cave produces 16 different Burgundy appellation wines and has quasi monopoly of the wines produced in the villages of Lugny and St Gengoux-de-Scissé.
The recent development of named plots has come to enlarge the range, allowing to promote the most promising terroirs. So as to promise their best, the vines from these plots are closely followed throughout the year and only those with the best maturity and sanitary potential are vinified.
The Cave has also put into place a network of 75 reference plots representing the different appellations so as to study the evolution of the maturation and to best determine the optimum harvest dates.
The Luis Dubois Chablis provides a pleasant sensation of freshness, with fruity flavors, and mineral notes. is ideally drank during appetizer or to accompany
simple meals such as poultry terrines or fish pâtés, cheeses (Comté, Emmental, Beaufort, goat), or more delicate dishes such as asparagus, grilled or poached fish, and even sushis.
The Dutron family has been making wine at their 40 acre estate in the town of Fuissé since 1835. Today, Domaine Dutron is made by winemaker Maxime Dutron, who joined his father in the family business in 2010. The winery grows only Chardonnay, with some vines up to 70 years old. The average age of vines is 35 years, with the vineyards situated on Southeast facing slopes of clay and limestone.
The vineyards are situated around both the villages of Fuissé and Solutré at 820-985 feet of altitude, in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. Maxime is committed to continuously improving the quality of his wines, by keeping in mind the importance of “terroir” and using traditional methods in the vineyard.
Maxime is dedicated to using sustainable farming practices in growing the Chardonnay for Domaine Dutron wines. All of the vineyards are grassed over, which both limits erosion and controls yields. He believes in making his wine largely "on the vine" and rigorous work is done in the vineyard to ensure they harvest ripe and perfectly healthy grapes, necessary for the development of great white wines.
The name of the château originates from a cross dedicated to Saint Peter, which raises among the vineyard. Rised on the peak of Cars, this cross refers to the magnificent 11th century church of the town, also dedicated to the first pope.
Since 2005, the Vignobles Carreau are members of the two coasts CUMA (Cooperative for the use of Agricultural equipment), that collect and reprocess the estate’s wine effluents. All vineyard is covered with grass between the rows, and all around the plots, in order to preserve biodiversity. True setting for bees and other bugs, these natural elements also are used as protective barriers when using treatment products. Concerned about continual improvement and about making people recognize their efforts, the Vignobles Carreau have obtained the Terra Vitis certification, and are also involved in the CIVB collective process called SME (Management System for the Environment).
Ideally located on the the hillsides overlooking the Dordogne Valley Chateau LA GALANTE’s vineyard expands in the town of Beychac et Caillau and Saint-Sulpice et Cameyrac, next to Bordeaux & Libourne.
The vineyard bene ts from a micro-climate with maritime in uences. The sunshine and rainfall are fully regulated, thus optimizing the maturity of the grapes.
Chateau Billeron Bouquey is located four kilometers from the famous city of Saint Emilion . This family property , rooted for generations, seeks to exalt the essence of a unique terroir in the world. It is in the respect for tradition and land and the want to perpetuate the identity , elegance, and the scarcity of great wines of Saint Emilion.
Handed down through several generations, this 15-hectare family estate is located in the charming village of Verdigny, just a stone's throw away from Chavignol. This unique location offers stunning views of the famous Sancerre hill and its vineyards. The vines are over 30-year-old and are grown on two distinct type of soils that give the wine its balance. A mix of clay and limestone called “Terres Blanches” provides complexity and richness, while the “Caillottes”, a dryer blend of gravel and limestone, delivers floral and fruit aromas along with a crisp, refreshing acidity. Catherine and Jean-Marie REVERDY have been practicing sustainable viticulture for over 20 years.
The vineyard extends over 30 hectares, 22 of which are planted with AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) vines.
Thanks to the different grape varieties and optimum growing conditions of the plots, we are able to offer a full and varied wine range across 2 Controlled Designation of Origin (AOC) areas, Valençay and Touraine.
Chantal and Patrick Gibault take an environmentally-friendly approach to tending their vines in Meusnes. The vineyard has been awarded Terra Vitis environmental certification.
THE wine region - Flinty clays make up the bulk of the soils, infusing our wines with a delightful mineral note. Our region is bathed in a continental climate under oceanic influence, so the vines are able to thrive amidst mild spring temperatures, plentiful summer sunshine and reasonable rainfall all year round.
Created in 1981 by Lucile and Eric Ballif, Domaine du Cedre has never stopped improving in quality. The vines are grown according to sustainable farming rules with great respect for the bio-diversity of the terroir. In the cellar, Eric takes full advantage of his top of the art equipment and uses a mix of traditional and modern winemaking methods.
Isabelle & Noe Rouballay own and run this charming small estate in southern Touraine on a plateau between the Loire and Cher rivers at Oisly.
This family-run property is totally focused on producing quality wines. They adhere to the TERRA VITIS approach, which whilst not truly organic, is a system which minimizes the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Domaine Octavie has been in the same family since 1885. Isabelle & Noe are the 5th generation to grow their own grapes and produce their own wine on the estate. With 30 hectares of vineyards primarily devoted to Sauvignon Blanc, the weather is oceanic with continental influences.
The soils are sand over clay with small silex. Noe and Isabelle harvest at optimal maturity, de-stem and press directly. They let the juices settle in low temperature, stainless steel vats overnight where the wines stay on their fine lees until bottling. Isabelle & Noe’s wines are regularly recognized at the national and international competitions.