Ethical
viticulture

As an urban wine producer and negotiant, the grapes behind our current wines belong to our partner growers. The grapes come from vineyards across France. Our vine growers are all organic producers or currently transforming their vineyard to an organic production. We purchase the grapes at a fair price respecting their work, supporting them to continue improving their vineyard, in order to grow higher quality grapes each year.

Our collaboration with selected producers allows to create original wines with unique blends that are virtuous and solidary. Our sincere and ethical collaboration with our partners includes total transparency concerning the origin of the grapes, respect of the terroir and promotion of the producers involved.

Responsible harvesting
and winemaking

Our goal is to manage every step of the wine making from the vine to the glass, with the greatest respect for nature and the environment. To achieve this, the majority of grapes are harvested ourselves by hand, brought back personally to Bordeaux and entirely vinified in our facilities. The use of additives is limited as much as possible during the winemaking: the minimum necessary to guarantee a stable quality wine over time.

You may want to ask us about using no sulfites - and our answer would be: “Give us some time to get a handle on our new winery. Winemaking in a bunker has to be tested before taking any further risks! But we are not far off the no-sulfites mark, and so long as the results are good we will continue to head in this direction.”

our partners
winegrowers

GUILLAUME GUÉRIN

Our one and only Bordelais right now. Situated on a 23 hectares (57 acre) of vineyard on the line that separates the fine gravels of Côtes de Bourg and the clays of Blaye, he only bottles a fraction of his harvest himself, which allows us great possibilities to choose grapes across his diverse terroirs.

SYLVAIN OHAYON & AUDE DUVAL

A young, adventuresome couple that decided to launch a vineyard at the same time as we set up our business. They created the domaine de l’Astre on 8 hectares of limestone farmland near Sainte Foy la Grande. Starting out together has created a superb support network between us.

MANUEL RÉMON

Artisan winemaker by day and poet by night, Manuel recently took over the family winery, La Rune, in the Corbières region of France. The 22 hectares of land high up in the appellation, rise up to 350 meters of altitude, across the scrubland that he loves so much.

ROMAIN MIRC

Romain is passionate about his vines and Mother Earth but does not only care for his own plots. In fact he also enjoys sharing his experiences with other vinegrovers in the South of France and Northern Spain as a consultant. Two years ago he decided to take over the lands of his father to continue the experiments in ecological and biodynamic cultures. 2019 was the year of our first collaboration, the first of many to come!

SÉBASTIEN FEZAS

Sébastien is a authentic man proud of his home region! Cherishing nature and Biodynamics, some years ago he decided to take over the 30ha vineyard after his father. Domaine Jeandaugé has experienced two years of production under the management of Sebastien, who also enjoys taking care of his ageing Armagnac in the Cellars.

PHILIPPE MAFFRE

Field adventurer at his polycultural farm, Philippe is the most experienced man of our project. His malicious eye and kindness to the younger generation makes him turn out to an turbulent teen-ager who is passionate about natural wines since 30 years! Exactly that might be his elixir of youth.

YVES PLAISANTIN

Great technician who has made his career on different terroirs before settling down in Chinon with his business partner. Their estate is situated on three levels of the Chinon appellation: alluvial terraces, the Côtes and the plateau, on which they excel in growing the Cabernet Franc. We chose a plot to harvest which by chance belong to the brother of Yves, who's living in Bordeaux... Seems like the grapes wanted to follow their owner!

FRANCK PICHAVANT

Grand son of a plant commercant specialised in vine, Franck has recently inherited the vineyard situated 30 minutes from Bordeaux in Quinsac. He has been able to find the right people to help him save the gene pool of this vineyard of 2,5ha with an average age of vines of 80 years. A multitude of varietals planted in the same plot and the presence of cherry trees and other fruits in between the vines results in vineyard Agroforestry. Frank's grand-father would have been teaching us all a lot about more natural ways to work the vines. In 2019, Les Chais took on vinification of the complete grape production originating from this Estate. Let's see what the future holds!

JEAN-FRANCOIS DEBOURG

Despite his long-term involvement as producer in the Beaujolais region, selling to local cooperative, he only produces a small part of his 20 hectares (49 acres) of grapes since the last three years. His cuvée Ronchon, illustrates well his humorist character and his passion for his wine and new cellar.

SIMON CAPMARTIN

Despite his long-term involvement as producer in the Beaujolais region, selling to local cooperative, he only produces a small part of his 20 hectares (49 acres) of grapes since the last three years. His cuvée Ronchon, illustrates well his humorist character and his passion for his wine and new cellar.