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Pierre Plouzeau was a visionary man who, in his all-too-short life, created a négociant business like no other while running his own two domaines as well. His sons, François and Marc, are worthy successors, both firmly committed to the rigorous joys of bio-dynamic farming. Marc, who took over the family’s historic Chinon property, Ch. de la Bonnelière, also functions as a négociant, working with a small number of top-quality growers to produce a range of dependable Loire classics. He goes from strength to strength as the years pass.
Chinon - Touraine
City of Origin:
La Roche Clermault - Close to Chinon in the Loire Valley
Total Annual Production:
The property, Chateau de la Bonnelière, has belonged to the Plouzeau Familly since 1846. My father, Pierre, bought it from his uncle and renewed the property, replanted the vines and built a new winery.
My grandfather started the Plouzeau company as a wine merchant without vineyards. My father took over the family company in 1949. He bought 2 properties, the Domain de la Garreliere in 1973 and Chateau de la Bonnelière in 1979 I took over the Chateau de la Bonnelière with 12ha in 1999 and began organic farming.
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