Muscadet, Loire Valley

Domaine de la Chauvinière was founded in 1946 by Constant Huchet, and is located overlooking the valleys of the Maine River in the western Loire region. Their cellars, originally belonging to a monastery, were purchased by his father, wine grower and miller Joseph Arnaud. The estate is now run by great-grandson Jérémie Huchet, and their original six hectares of vines have now expanded to 38. The vineyards are planted with Melon de Bourgogne, a grape so synonymous with the Muscadet AOC that it, and wines made from it, are often simply called Muscadet.

Jérémie (who considers himself to have the best job in the world!) describes his mission as “to observe and to act with reflection and clear-headedness in order to vinify a complex and interesting wine: a living wine.” To this end, the estate’s approach includes rejecting the use of chemicals, a respect for the microbic life of the soils, hand-harvesting of their grapes, and efforts to maintain the local, historic winemaking culture. This passion for the white wines of the Loire Valley, passed down through generations, have cemented Chauvinière’s legend, and legacy, as one the region’s top producers.


Fine Details
Established 1800s
Total Bottle Production 400,000
Total Cases Production 33,333
Hectares Planted 60
Acres Planted 148.26
Farming Method Organic
… Since 2010
Certified Sustainable