Anjou, Loire Valley

Domaine Cady is located in St. Aubin de Luigné, in the heart of the Loire Valley in Anjou. Wine has been produced in this area since vines were planted over 2,000 years ago by the Romans, and in the 11th and 12th Centuries Loire Valley wines were regarded higher than those from Burgundy or Bordeaux. These particular vineyards have been in the family for four generations, since being founded in 1927 by François Cady. It is run today by Sylvie, Philippe, and their son, current vigneron Alexandre. Although they had been practicing sustainable methods since 1995, in 2014 the estate became certified organic in order to step up its environmental efforts.

The estate’s vineyards are made up of 18 hectares of Chenin Blanc and 10 hectares of Loire red varieties. Domaine Cady specializes in harvesting each grape variety, and in fact each grape, at its optimal ripeness, which is a time-consuming process as well as a labor of love. Being in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon AOC, they specialize in luscious, classic dessert wines made from botrytized Chenin Blanc grapes, but also produce elegant, dry reds, whites, and rosés.


Fine Details
Established 1927
Total Bottle Production 100,000
Total Cases Production 8,333
Hectares Planted 28
Acres Planted 69.19
Farming Method Organic
… Since 2011
Certified Organic 2014