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“Our Maisons, Châteaux and Estates embody the diversity and elegance of Loire wines and fine sparkling wines, a real benchmark for our partners, customers and consumers. Committed to a new viticulture that respects the environment and winegrowers, our ancestral know-how since 1811 inspires us to reveal the richness and character of our terroirs.”

Managing Director, Laurent Reinteau

Our sites & Vineyards

Vignobles Nantais
Vignobles D'Anjou-Saumur
Vignobles de la Touraine
Vignobles du Centre-Loire

This 23-hectare estate is certified in organic farming. Benefiting from the Layon’s micro-climate, the property’s grapes are perfectly well suited to the production of wines with character and ageing potential.


With origins dating back to the 15th century, this property is one of the most famous wine estates in Anjou. Boasting level 3 High Environmental Quality certification, its vast vineyard extends across 150 hectares.

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Situated in the middle of the Vouvray appellation area, the estate elaborates traditional wines relating the story of a winegrower in love with his region.

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One of the few estates bearing the name of an appellation, such as Margaux or Pommard. Situated on the Loire’s left bank and chiefly made up of a unique terroir of 4 different soils, Chateau de Sancerre has a surface area of 55 hectares boasting level 3 High Environmental Quality certification and planted with vines representing an average age of 25 years.

Domaine des Dames de la Vallée

This 150-hectare vineyard has obtained level 3 High Environmental Quality certification and is planted with grape varieties dedicated to the production of the finest Loire Valley sparkling wines, as well as white and rosé still wines: Chenin, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

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The forerunner in refined Loire Valley sparkling wines, Maison Ackerman benefits from exceptional know how dating back to 1811. Combining tradition and innovation, its blends provide great wines, at once gastronomic and audacious.


This prestigious producer of top quality Loire Valley wines is located in the district of Montsoreau. Overlooking the Loire on the eastern side of the Saumur-Champigny appellation, its 43-hectare vineyard has earned level 3 High Environmental Quality certification.

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Situated at the heart of tuffeau stone caves in the area with the most beautiful Loire Valley castles, this house has been elaborating prestigious sparkling wines according to the finest tradition since 1886.

Vignobles D'Anjou-Saumur
Domaine des Dames de la Vallée
Vignobles de la Touraine
Vignobles du Centre-Loire

Two wallets, two new visions

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Our Châteaux & Domaines

« where great wines are born... »

Comprising many exceptional castles, the Loire Valley is also called the Valley of the Kings. It was the crucible of France’s art of living and power, and is without a doubt, the cradle of high quality wines. Meilleurs Terroirs is the portfolio of brands, specializing in great wines derived from the region’s most well-known terroirs. Its selection comprises offerings elaborated by the estates behind our finest appellations. This portfolio occupies an important place in the strategy of Orchidées, Maisons de Vin and is part and parcel of the careful and well-reasoned work, undertaken by passionate vintners. The team of men and women is entirely committed to quality, and to upholding and promoting the expertise of the preceding generations. Respect for a job well-done, local growers, and the region’s terroirs, are values that have always been deeply held by our group.

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Our Maisons & brands

« A selective range, combining richness and diversity »

Benefiting from a unique cultural landscape, the Loire Valley is France’s 3rd largest winegrowing region. Stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Centre region, it is a point of equilibrium, where north meets south, sophistication meets freshness, art meets literature, and tradition meets modernity. These contrasts - plus the generally temperate climate and extraordinarily varied terroirs - have created the most diverse winegrowing region in the world. Esprit de Loire is its worthy representative, with a wide variety of products for all tasting moments and pleasures, a portfolio of premium brands, at once diverse and rich, thanks to their terroirs of origin, local growers, strong values and historic know-how.

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“Preserving our terroirs while creating the wines for tomorrow.”

Key figures


estates and chateaux representing a surface area of 428 hectares

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centuries of history with territorial foundations

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direct and 45 indirect jobs

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winegrowing partners representing 1111 hectares under vine

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The leading operator in Loire Valley fine sparkling wines, and the leading producer of AOP Crémant de Loire

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Million euros : Annual turnover

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