Loire Valley

The Loire Valley wine region includes the French wine regions situated along the Loire River from the Muscadet region near the city of Nantes on the Atlantic coast to the region of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé just southeast of the city of Orléans in north central France.



Our Producers

Domaine Thomas
Verdigny, Sancerre
Domaine Thomas is run by the ninth generation of the family. Jean and his wife Ginette own 13 hectares at Verdigny, mostly planted to Sauvignon blanc. This is Sancerre at its flinty, minerally, racy best. Very clean, fresh and flavoursome wine at a moderate 12.5% alcohol. This is as all Sancerre should be – absolutely no oak.


Domaine du Closel
Savennières, the highest incarnation of dry Chenin blanc, is a plateau of schist with steep slopes called coteaux which face the Loire with a surface covered by aeolian sands. Small valleys called Coulées run perpendicular to the Loire cut the plateau. Some of the best-known Coulee’s are Clos du Papillon, Coulee de Serrant and Caillardières. These Coulées each have a south-south west aspect which is an exceptional exposure for a vineyard that benefits from the highest amount of daylight and available heat. At Domaine du Closel they follow the principles of Natural Agriculture – producing certified organic wines with biodynamic practices (certified since 2015). The soil is the most important component in this type of agriculture and conveys to the wines their mystical complex aromas and savory taut structure and incredible length.