Owner – Marie-Laure and Gael Martin
Region – Burgundy, Saint-Veran
Vineyard – The Martin family is growing 9 different appellations within the Bourgignon and Beaujolais terroir.
Winemaking – Winemakers for generation, the winery Martin has always been working in a traditional way and is committed to working in an environmentally responsible way.
NEW IN: DOMAINE BALANDRAS
Owner – Cedric and Jean-Marc Balandras
Region – South Burgundy, Macon
The Vineyard – The Balandras winery, is growing its vines in the pure « Bourguignonne» tradition. They are growing some Gamay, some Pinot Noir and some Chardonnay.
Winemaking – Cultivated in granitic soils, the Gamay grapes are located in the high part of the Serriere Villages.
NEW IN: DOMAINE NORMAND
Owner – Sylvaine and Alain Normand
Region – Burgundy, Pouilly-Fuisse
Vineyard – In the village of La Roche Vineuse, Sylvaine and Alain Normand produce some of the best red and white wines in the Mâcon region: Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint Véran, Mâcon La Roche Vineuse and Bourgogne.
Winemaking – Vines of 30 years old on average. Sustainable treatment used in the vineyard 5 to 8 year’s bottle ageing.
NEW IN: DOMAINE BENAT-CHERVET
Owner- Frédéric Bénat and Véronique Chervet
Region – Beaujolais
History – The Bénat-Chervet’s winery has been created in 1979 . The Bénat family is now running a vineyard of 18 hectares in a very traditional and artisanal way.The philosophy of the winery is to follow the principal of Terroir.
Winemaking – The Bénat-Chervet’s winery has been following for years the principal of sustainable agriculture and believe strongly that manual harvest is a must quality.
CHATEAU DE L’HERMITAGE
Owner – Geraldine Lopez
Their Story – The property was established back in 1963 by Géraldine’s grandfather, with three hectares of vines.Today, Géraldine represents the third generation of the family. She currently manages 40 hectares of vines within the Bordeaux Supérieur and Bordeaux appellations with her parents.
Style of the wines – The wines are styled in a popular, feminine, fruit-forward and easy-drinking way, which does not preclude structure.
CHATEAU BOIS FAVEREAU
Owner – Galineau Family
Vineyard- The vineyard’s philosophy aims to control yields in a natural way.The vineyard maintains sustainably 55 hectares of clay-limestone and clay-loam in the east of the Gironde department of the entre deux mers region.
Style of the wines – “Ripe and fruity, this is an attractive wine. It has a rich, spicy character from wood ageing. It has a friendly, open character, making it ready to drink now.” Wine Enthusiast
Sommeliers International – The wines from Galineau vineyards are now part of the inescapable Bordeaux Superieur
Owner – Dufhilot Family
Vineyard story – Founded in 1832 by the family Dufhilot, the estate owes much of its reputation to Jean Marcel Dufilhot . Claude Chevrot began replanting the vines, joined in 2003 by his son Pierre. Jacques Dejean joined the team in 2008 as cellar master. Thanks to his knowledge and expertise, the winery has been awarded numerous prizes.
Style of the wines – Typical of the wines from Cotes de Cadillac the Dulfilhot Family makes wines that are round on the palate because of the dominance of Merlot and oaked ageing. – 14 Awards from 2011 to 2014!
CHATEAU DE LA COUR
Owner – Galineau and Sons’ Vineyards
Vineyard history – It was in 1994 that the Delacour family acquired the Vineyards, then known as “Château La Rouchonne”. The first act was to rename the domain in “Château de la Cour.”The estate is now managed by Bruno Delacour.
Style of the wines – Sustainable growing, measured yield,m hand and mechanical harvest, natural fermentation, long maceration, all we need for a St Emilion!
CHATEAU LARCIS JAUMAT
Owner – The Dumas Family
Vineyard history – Owned by the historical Dumas family, this 81.54 acre estate located in the heart of the precious Saint-Émilion jurisdiction, benefits from a clay and limestone soil, with a non-freezing weather and an ideal exposure to the south.
Style of the wines – These wines, aged in French oak barrels, are particularly rich and harmonious, affording them world-wide renown.
Memorable Fact: He used to collaborated with Michel Rolland
CHATEAU PLANTEY DE LIEUJEAN
Owner – Vignobles Bouges
Vineyard – Chateau Plantey de Lieujean spreads over 21 hectares of sand and gravels and is located around Saint Sauveur. The vineyard isn’t far from the likes of Chateau Mouton Rotschield and Chateau Pontet Canet and is just a few kilometers from the Gironde estuary.
Style of the Wines – The wine is very characteristic of the Medoc soil and varietals with a slight touch of wood.
Owner – Roederer Champagne
Vineyard Story – The estate was built in the beginning of the 18th century. After few handover, the estate is now owned by Roedorer Champagnes and the Vineyards of Chateau Morin extend onto one of the highest hills of Saint-Estèphe.
Style of the Wines – Typical of attainable St Estephe Chateau Morin produce, tannic, robust and strong wines with a great body.
Selected among the “100 affordable Bordeaux wines“ by Markus del Monego MW, World’s Best Sommelier 1998.
Owner – Dominique and Anne-Marie Bonnin Latrille
Vineyard – Chateau Chanteloiseau (meaning song of the bird) is located in Langon, near Mazeres in the charming rural portion of Southern Graves. There is 48 hectares of deep gravels and clay soils that lend themselves to the name Graves.
Chateau Chanteloiseau is made by The Latrille Bonnin estates which operate 80 hectares of land, including the 48 hectares in Graves.
CHATEAU DE JAU
Owner – The Daure Familly
Vineyard – Chateau de Jau is made up of about 100 hectares in the Roussillon area. At 150m high, along the Agly River, the family have planted Syrah, Mourvedre, Cabernet, Muscat, Vermentino and Grenache in clay and limestone soil. A little higher, from 150 to 300m high, they have planted Carignan and Grenache Noir on calcareous soil.
Style of the Wines – All of the wines are aged in stainless steel tanks in order to keep the fruit profile of the varietals.
Wine – Chez Jau varietal range (Merlot, Sauvignon blanc, Rose), Le Jaja de Jau (Vermentino, Carignan), Chateau de Jau AOP Cotes du Roussillon ( White blend, Red blend, Rose), Jaujau 1er. AOP Cotes du Roussillon
LES VIGNERONS DE LA VICOMTE
Owners – Created 40 years ago, the production and marketing Union of Les Vignerons de la Vicomté regroups producers from over 45 villages in the Languedoc in the South of France.
Vineyard – Situated in the historic heart of the world’s biggest wine-producing region, the territory of the Vicomté extends over a small hilly part of the country, in the northern foothills of the plateau of Aumelas.
Style of the Wines – The best value for money in south of France!
Wines – IGP le Vicomte d’Aumelas (Private labels & existing labels)
Owner – Gilles Chollet
Vineyard – Located 200 kilometres South of Paris and 35 kilometres North of Nevers, the Domaine Gilles Chollet covers 11 hectares of vineyards in the village of Pouilly-sur-Loire.
Vineyard History – The vines, which are about 15 to 20 years old, are planted at a density of 6.600 vine plants per hectare. The grapes are later harvested by machine, generally between mid September and mid October.
Style of the Wines – Gilles makes one of the best Pouilly fume, it is the quintessence of Sauvignon blanc.
DOMAINE JANINE ET DOMINIQUE CROCHET
Owner – Janine Crochet and Family
Vineyard Story – Their vineyard has passed from generation to generation since the end of the 19th century. Teddy and Janine are the 4th generation of the family of winemakers.
Vineyard – The average age of the wines is 20 years old and the planting density is 7500 vines per hectare.
Style of the Wines – Each patch of Sauvignon is separately vinified, aged on fine lees, blended and then bottled in the spring.
DOMAINE DE LA PETITE CROIX
Owner – Alain Denechere and Francois Geffard
Vineyard – Located in Thouarcé, in the heart of the Anjou area, Domaine de la Petite Croix is a vineyard of 52 hectares.
Vineyard and Owner story – Domaine de la Petite Croix has been in the Geffard family for five generations and has inherited the best knowledge of four generations of winemakers.
Style of the Wines – The Domaine de la Petite Croix uses a new winegrowing technique where vines are put under grass and the leaves are removed to create the best quality wines.
DOMAINE DE LA VINCONNIERE
Owner – Laurent Perraud
Vineyard – The estate comprises 47 hectares of vines and is situated on the most prestigious slopes of the Nantes wine area. Domaine de la Vinconniere has been awarded the environmental certification, Terra Vitis, meaning it is a sustainable farming estate.
Vineyard story – Domaine de la Vinconniere has been in the same family for seven generations. Winegrowers from father to son in an incomparable site since the Napoleonic era.
DOMAINE LOIZEAU CLAIN
Owner – Dominique, Thierry Loizeau and their cousin Anthony Clain.
Vineyard – This estate has existed since 1978 with the third generation currently managing it.This extreme diversity and the excellent geographical location of its plots mean that the Domaine Loizeau Clain produce silky red wines on clay and limestone soils and great sweet wines on schist.
Style of the Wines – Because the vineyard is located on 10 villages with very different soils and one tank is used per parcel, the agility of each parcel can be well managed.
DOMAINE DU GROLLAY
Owner – Jean Brecq
Owner Story – Jean Brecq created Domaine du Grollay in 1976 with just half a hectare . His first harvest was in 1977 and was just two barrels! The winery is now 14 hectares.
Vineyard – The domain, which covers, 12 hectares, is divided on all Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC and on different terroirs: sands, gravels and chalky-clay.
Style of the Wine – Very authentic and earthy Cabernet Franc
DOMAINE DES HAUTS SANZIERS
Owner – Tessier Family
Owner story – Brother and sister Dominique Tessier and Annie Houët farm vineyards in AOC Saumur along the banks of the Loire, just south of Saumur, outside of the historic village of Le Puy de Notre Dame.
Vineyard – The vineyard covers 85 hectares extending to the Saumur Champigny AOP. It’s divided into 20 hectares of Chardonnay, 20 hectares of Chenin and 45 hectares of Cabernet.
Style of the Wines – To the Tessier family, the guiding principle is: quality for your pleasure!
Owner – Neil and Maria Empson’s
Brand History – Toscolo brand was born in 1988 from the couple’s longtime passion for this extraordinary region. The Empsons chose their friend and leading enologist, Franco Bernabei, to join Neil in styling the wines.
About Franco Bernabei – Franco Bernabei has been recognized as one of Italy’s star winemakers in a long and brilliant career.
Style of the Wines – The range combines fruit and finesse with that essential bite that makes these wines particularly food-friendly and versatile.
Owner – Serena family
Owner Story – The Serena family continues the story of a winery rich in tradition and love for this land, with the same passion as Lajos Babos had. Osvaldo wants to dedicate a special tribute to the old typographic art in which Venice was a leader.
Style of the Wines – The winery aims to celebrate the excellence of local vineyards, producing wines with full-bodied character that are easily recognisable.
Terra Dei Dogi range, IGT Veneto (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Verduzzo, Malbech, Merlot, Cabernet)
SENORIO DE LIBRARES
Owner – Espinosa brothers
Owner Story – The Espinosa family was born and has grown around wine. For over 100 years our ancestors have been dedicated to it, cultivating their own vineyards and olive trees.
Vineyard – 30 hectares of vineyards where the brothers pamper each grape, as they learned from their parents and grandparents. The vineyard is located in Villar de Arnedo – La Rioja.
VINAS LAS NINAS
History – In 1996 when the Daure family arrived in Apalta they were lucky to meet a young local architect called Mathias Klotz.
Vineyard – Exceptional land situated in Apalta Las Niñas, comprising 160 hectares of vines. Las Niñas, keen to preserve this harmonious land, have opted for a mode of ecological cultivation.
Style of the wines – Fruit driven with a lot of consistence.