Savennières….a rich and lush soil for which the River Loire provides an illuminated border a green setting for white Chenin grapes. Such is the place where I have chosen to work a vineyard and where my ambition is to produce beautiful wines which respect the fragile and natural balance of the flora and the fauna.

After a three-year period of apprenticeship and research, I took over a wonderful piece of land in A.O.C Savennières (the name Savennières refers to a protected origin) on soils of weathered shale facing due south….but without any vines! Getting it started proved more difficult than had been anticipated…

I patiently invested my time and energy in the project of re-creating a vineyard, thanks to the support of young and old wine growers alike, colleagues of mine. I planted my first vines in 2000, I gradually took over some attractive plots of old vines in the Coteaux de l’Aubance and in Savennières, to gradually build up the small vineyard of the Gué d’Orger: 10 ha of Chenin and Cabernet vineyards, located on banks of the Loire, south of Angers.