Statue Château de la Viaudière

Terroir and Grape Varieties

The Layon : a great terroir and exceptional surroundings for the vine

The Layon straddles two great geological entities of the Anjou region : the Armorican basin on the west and the Parisian basin on the east. This geological rift shaped stiffed hills landscapes facing south allowing very good conditions for vine farming. The vineyard also benefits from a nutritive soil composed of schist, clay and silica. […]


Chenin, Sauvignon and many other grape varieties on our vineyard

Producing wine is a subtle alchemy between the terroir and the winemakers’ skills. The grape variety is not only the physical expression of vine plants and grapes. It is way more than this. It is the core ingredient of the aforesaid alchemy exalted by the winemakers’ talent. Wines with soul stem from a great terroir, […]


Great walks around our region and terroir !

A great network of 20 hiking trails from 2 to 10 miles crosses the Coteaux du Layon region. An incredible way to discover our beautiful landscapes and our local heritage. We would suggest you to hike the 10 miles trail that crosses the vines around our hometown Champ-Sur-Layon. You can do it by foot, in […]