Chinese Globetrotter! After having worked in the export and promotion of wine in France...
Le Fief Noir
Loire, Coteaux du Layon Faye-d'Anjou,Anjou,Anjou Villages,Coteaux du Layon,Rosé de Loire,Vin de France,Crémant de Loire
Chateau de Valmer
Originally from Tourangeau, Jean first tried his hand at Parisian life, his towers at La Défense,...
Clos du Beugnon
Loire, Val de Loire,Anjou,Vin de France,Rosé de Loire
Located near the Loire, between Saumur and Cholet, the family estate is in the heart of...
Loire, Anjou Villages,Coteaux du Layon,Savennières,Rosé de Loire,Cabernet d'Anjou,Rosé d'Anjou
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley near Angers, Château Soucherie is a wine estate...
Family estate for three generations. We operate 35 hectares in AOC Reuilly, 3 hectares in AOC valençay, 5 hectares in IGP du Val de Loire.Lire plus Learn more
Family estate for three generations. We operate 35 hectares in AOC Reuilly, 3 hectares in AOC valençay, 5 hectares in IGP du Val de Loire.
The Claude Lafond estate is a family story, the story of a passion that has been passed on for three generations... The adventure began in the early 1960s, when my grandfather, André Lafond, a winemaking and winemaking worker, bought some land to plant vines there. Quickly joined by his son, Claude Lafond, (so my father...) the two men slowly grew the small business, and when André Lafond died in 1977, my father was only 25 years old. He decided to take over the estate and made a crazy bet: to revive the Reuilly vineyard, after the ravages of phylloxera, it was time to plant cereals rather than vines. But Claude Lafond, deeply attached to his land and history, managed to persuade his friends and the grain farmers around him to change the situation. Together, they will make the AOC Reuilly grow from 48 hectares to 225 hectares today. The Lafond estate has also evolved well. It now has more than forty hectares, including 35 hectares in AOC Reuilly, 3 hectares in AOC Valençay and 5 hectares in IGP Val de Loire. It is now me, Nathalie, Claude's daughter, who is continuing the adventure, with the aim of keeping the family motto alive: a soil, a plant, a climate and people.
Very attached to our region, our estate strives to produce wines of high quality, respectful of their terroir and appellation, and we practice sustainable viticulture in order to limit the impact of mankind on the wine and the environment. In our vineyards, we only use certified organic products, without refraining from intervening in the event of serious problems, and we use organic fertilizers to cultivate our soils, giving priority to ploughing and mowing over weeding. Finally, we practice sexual confusion, an environmentally friendly alternative to insecticides, which is not toxic to grapes or humans, and in our cellars, priority is given to the natural expression of the grapes. For its vinification, the estate favours indigenous yeasts, naturally contained in the berries and limits filtration by adapting its work to the characteristics of each vintage, a work that we hope will be as simple as possible so that the wine remains above all synonymous with pleasure and sharing.