Chateau de Valmer
Originally from Tourangeau, Jean first tried his hand at Parisian life, his towers at La Défense,...
Clos du Beugnon
49, 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...
49, Anjou Villages,Coteaux du Layon,Savennières,Rosé de Loire,Cabernet d'Anjou,Rosé d'Anjou,Crémant de Loire,Anjou
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley near Angers, Château Soucherie is a wine estate...
49, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Located in La Tourlaudière in the heart of the Nantes vineyard, the estate has 30 hectares of vines...
Château de Fontenay
49, Touraine,Vin de France,Touraine Chenonceaux
The wines of Château de Fontenay are the result of the meeting of two families: the families...
Chinese Globetrotter! After having worked in wine export and promotion in France and Dubai, Eric Santier decided to become a winegrower, after his forties. After a period of...Lire plus Learn more
After having worked in the export and promotion of wine in France and then in Dubai, Eric Santier decided to become a winemaker. After training in Bordeaux and a few rich experiences with other winemakers, he took over Domaine Dozon. Eric then returned to Chinon, his hometown, and rediscovered the values that are essential to him, starting with respect for nature.
L'histoire d'Eric is the story of a globetrotter from Chinon who returned to his roots to make true Loire wines! After working in wine export and promotion in France and Dubai, Eric Santier decided to become a winemaker in his forties. After training in Bordeaux and gaining valuable experience with other winemakers, he took over Domaine Dozon. The 14-hectare estate is located at Saut au Loup in Ligré, on the left bank of the Vienne, in the Chinon appellation. Spread over two types of soil, clay-siliceous at the top of the slopes and clay-limestone at the bottom, the single vineyard faces south-southeast. Owned by the DOZON family for 5 generations, the estate was taken over by Eric Santier in 2013.
"The takeover of this domain represents for me a double return to the roots. After having lived successively in Burgundy, the Var, Paris and Dubai, I am back in Chinon, my native city. But it is also a return to values that are essential to me: respect for the earth. The wine grower's profession is a truly complete profession that requires technique, working the land, selling and communicating."