Press release LQV

LQV announces its acquisition of Stan Café and K-Element

LQV Group, the operator of very successful wine bars, restaurant and retail stores specialised in French cheese, meats and other delicacies, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Stan Café and K-Element. The transaction is completed on June 18th 2020. The philosophy of work and passion for French terroir products of Sophie and Manu Vallier […]

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Domaine de Villeneuve

Stanislas WALLUT Stanislas Wallut started his domaine in 1995 when he left his Parisian life. He farms 8 hectares bought in a very bad condition from the previous owner and built his own cellar in order to work with gravity. The vines grow across three soil types: sand, clay and limestone; gravel; and soil containing […]

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Domaine Bois de Boursan

Jean-Paul VERSINO Created in 1955, the domaine used to sell their wine in bulk to local negociants. That changed in the 80’s when Jean-Paul Versino took over from his father although today 15% are still sold in bulk. The 16 hectares vineyard is spread over 27 different parcels in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The average age […]

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Domaine Santa Duc

Benjamin GRAS Domaine Santa Duc history stretches back to 1874. Over time, the owners have shown their respect and understanding of the land and the domaine has been one of the pioneer of organic farming in the region. Benjamin Gras his now the 6th generation to lead the family estate. After several experiences in prestigious […]

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Domaine d’Ouréa

Adrien ROUSTAN Ouréa is the name of the mountains’ Greek God. As the domaine owns the highest vineyard in Gigondas up amongst the Dentelles de Montmirail, the name is very fitting to this incredibly beautiful vineyard. The domaine was established in 2010 when Adrien Roustan inherited vines from his grandfather including 4.5 ha of Gigondas […]

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Domaine Richaud

Marcel RICHAUD Marcel Richaud is the 5th generation to run the family’s domaine. He took over from his father in 1974 at the early age of 20 years old and started to farm by organic methods at the very beginning. In this respect, domaine Richaud was one of the first organic domaine in the country […]

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Domaine Guillaume Gilles

Guillaume GILLES Guillaume is a very talented young winemaker. After years working with Robert Michel (Cornas most emblematic figure) and Jean-Louis Chave, he started his own domaine in early 2000. Besides being his mentor, Robert Michel also leased his best parcel of Les Chaillots to Guillaume and provided him with his cellar when he retired […]

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Cave Julien Cécillon

Cave Julien Cécillon Cave Julien Cécillon has been created in 2011 by a lovely winemakers couple: American Nancy Kerschen and Julien Cécillon. Their adventure started with 0.3 hectares in Saint-Joseph which grew step by step. In 2013 they got the opportunity to purchase a tremendous parcel of Crozes-Hermitage. At the time they both had to […]

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Domaine Georges Vernay

Christine VERNAY Domaine Georges Vernay is one of the oldest and most famous estate in Condrieu. Georges highly contributed to the reintroduction of Viognier on the hillsides of the region when in 1960’s the appellation used to cover only 8 hectares. Today the domaine is managed by Georges’ daughter Christine and her husband Paul. The […]

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Domaine Duclaux

Benjamin and David DUCLAUX The two brothers Benjamin and David are operating this family estate. The domaine has been founded in 1928 when their great grandfather purchased the farm. Some uncultivated hillside parcels were given away with the farm as, back in the time, farming fruits was more profitable than growing vines. In the whole […]

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Château de Rieux

Emmanuel De SOOS Château de Rieux is a family estate created in 1870 in the Languedoc region next to the real Château de Rieux which has been built in the 10th century. The property has for long been orientated towards a negociant activity selling single grape variety wines. Located at the foot of the Montagne […]

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Domaine Hughes-Beguet

Patrice BEGUET Caroline and Patrice Hughes-Beguet left the big city life in 2009 to settle in the small village of Mesnay and embrace the Jura winemaker’s life. The first few years were a lot of lessons learned and struggle but they are now proud to run a biodynamic domaine which is working closely with nature. […]

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Domaine Jean Sandrin

Jean SANDRIN Located in Celles sur Ources (Côte des Bar), the Sandrin family is growing vines since 4 generations. It’s only in 1963 that Jean Sandrin started his own brand. Today the domaine is run by his son who’s working a vineyard mainly planted on hillsides with a southern exposure. The 11 hectares vineyard is […]

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Domaine Huré Frères

François and Pierre HURÉ Georges Huré created the domaine in 1960. The name Huré Frères came out in 1971 when Georges passed on management of the domaine to his three sons – Jean-Marie, Marc and Raoul. Since 2008, the new generation represented by François and Pierre has been at the head of the estate. Previous […]

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Domaine Eric Forest

Eric FOREST Eric Forest runs an estate of 7 hectares, most of which planted by his grandfather in the 1960’s. Before taking over the family’s estate in 1999 he spent two years learning alongside Mâconnais superstar Jean-Marie Guffens. After returning to the domaine, Eric worked 5 hectares of vines being located – for most of […]

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Domaine Robert-Denogent

Jean-Jacques, Nicolas and Antoine ROBERT Jean-Jacques Robert took over five hectares of his grandfather’s vines in the Mâconnais just outside the village of Fuissé after finishing law school in 1988. Jean-Jacques soon came under the influence of two ardent defenders of terroir, the great master of Morgon, Marcel Lapierre, and American importer, Kermit Lynch and […]

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Domaine Michel Sarrazin et Fils

Guy and Jean-Yves SARRAZIN The Sarrazin brothers (Guy and Jean-Yves) are leading the family estate respectively since 1986 and 1992. At this time the vineyard covered 12 hectares which tripled to reach a total of 35 hectares today. The Sarrazin brothers value tradition in both the vineyard and winery but remain curious about modern innovation […]

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Domaine Hubert Lamy

Olivier LAMY The Lamy family works the vine in Saint-Aubin since 1640. Today, domaine Hubert Lamy extends over 18 hectares spread over the appellations Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Santenay. Olivier Lamy takes over in 1996 after an experience at domaine Meo Camuzet. Since then Olivier didn’t stop innovating in order to capture greater and greater […]

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Domaine Heitz-Lochardet

Armand HEITZ The history of the domaine goes back to 1857 and over time the Lochardet family acquired significant vineyards across the Côte de Beaune. When Georges Lochardet passed away he gave 50% of his holdings to his son Armand and in 19 83 Armand’s daughter (Brigitte) married Christian Heitz. Domaine Heitz Lochardet was created […]

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Domaine Godier

Vincent GODIER Domaine Godier is a new estate. In 2009, Vincent Godier bought a small vineyard in Burgundy from domaine Chopin. He owns a bit more than 1 hectare in Nuits Saint Georges and 0.5 hectares in Chambolle-Musigny. Vincent was not a vine grower nor a winemaker, after years of working around the world, he […]

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Domaine Marchand-Grillot

Jacques, Marion and Etienne MARCHAND Domaine Marchand-Grillot was founded in 1950 and covers 9 hectares of vines, spread across 47 different plots. Today, Jacques Marchand is the 5th generation running the domaine with the help of his children Marion and Etienne. In addition to Premier and Grand Cru holdings the domaine is one of the […]

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Château de Béru

Athénais De BERU The history of Château de Béru takes back from the 12th century when the monks built the castle and its Clos. It has been the property of the Comtes de Béru for 400 years. Today Athénais de Béru is leading the estate and farming the 15 hectares of Chablis vineyard replanted in […]

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Domaine Olivier Morin

Olivier MORIN This family estate is settled in Chitry on the very north of Burgundy. Olivier took over in 1992 after he left a life in the music industry. He’s producing here both reds and whites on kimmeridgian and portlandian limestone soils similar to those you can find in the famous neighbour of Chablis. Oliver […]

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Domaine Clotaire Michal

Clotaire MICHAL Clotaire is part of the new generation of the natural and organic Beaujolais wine scene. Former sommelier student, Clotaire had his first experience in the vineyard in 2003 at Clos Marie (Languedoc) where he worked for five years. He then moved to Rhône Valley to increase his knowledge working alongside Thierry Allemand in […]

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Domaine Rimauresq

Famille WEMYSS Rimauresq takes its name from the river (Réal Mauresque) which crosses the domaine. This estate located in Pignans (Var) plays an essential role in the vineyards of Provence. In 1941, with some others winemakers, the family played a big role in the creation of the Côtes de Provence AOC. In 1955, Rimauresq obtained […]

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Domaine André et Michel Quenard

Guillaume et Romain QUENARD One of many Quenard in Chignin, Michel Quenard has been one of the leading lights of Savoie for many years. Today, technically retired from the estate, he supports his two sons, Guillaume and Romain, to keep the family domaine among the region’s best known and respected. Most of the vineyards have […]

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Domaine Aurélien Chatagnier

Aurélien CHATAGNIER Aurélien started his own domaine in 2002 after several experiences at domaine Jamet or domaine François Villard. With a lease of 1 hectare he was vinifing in Pierre Gaillard’s cellar during the 3 first years before he bought a farm on top of Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf village. Over time he built a vineyard of around […]

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Domaine Claude Riffault

Stéphane Riffault Stéphane Riffault (Claude’s son) who used to work in Burgundy (especially with Olivier Lamy) is now in charge of the domaine. Based in the village of Sury-en- Vaux, the domaine works 33 different parcels in 6 different lieu-dits spread across 4 villages. Unlike most Sancerre producers, the entire harvest is carried out by […]

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Domaine Danjean-Berthoux

Pascal DANJEAN Pascal bottled the estate’s first vintage in 1993. Since then he increased the domaine’s holdings by planting more and more vines. Today the vineyard is about 12 hectares located mainly in the Givry 1er Cru appellation. Pascal also exploits 0.7 hectares in Mercurey and 1 hectare of Chardonnay. The vines are farmed conventionally […]

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Domaine de Marcoux

Sophie, Catherine and Vincent ARMENIER The Armenier family’s roots in the region can be traced back to the 13th century although the Domaine is surprisingly new having been founded in 1989 from vineyards that have been in the family for generations. Domaine de Marcoux was a pioneer in organic and biodynamic farming long before it […]

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Domaine Les Aurelles

Basile SAINT-GERMAIN Born in 1995 from the collaboration of two former Bordeaux winemakers, Karl Maguin (who worked at Latour) and Basile Saint-Germain (Haut Brion), the domaine is located in Caux near Pezenas in Languedoc. The vineyard covers 15 hectares spread in 5 parcels with average yield of 25 hl/ha. The varieties grown are fairly typical […]

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Domaine Ganevat

Jean-Francois GANEVAT A generous and charismatic man, Jean-François Ganevat is a great artist with a big heart, able to understand every terroir better than anyone else. Above all, he’s Jura’s genie of the lamp and his wines make everyone fall in love. After experience in Burgundy, he took over the family’s vineyards in 1998. Fanfan […]

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Domaine Doyard

Yannick and Guillaume DOYARD   The Doyard family can be rooted in Champagne back in the 17th century. Yannick Doyard takes over in 1979 and brings the domaine on the front scene of independent small growers. The vineyard is about 10 hectares of vines in Vertus and the Grand Cru villages of Le Mesnil, Cramant, […]

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Château La Bergère

Camille BENOIST Camille Benoist and his father took over Chateau La Bergère in 1998. Since then, they rapidly adopted organic farming and increased drastically the quality of the wines to become one of the most look after producers in the Montagne – Saint-Emilion and Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion appellations. Located 2km away from Saint Emilion, the vineyard lays […]

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Domaine Henry Pellé

Paul-Henry PELLE Used to be seen as a poor Sancerre, Menetou-Salon is now hosting great winemakers producing vibrant wines at very good price. Domaine Henry Pellé is definitely one of them. Also, Paul-Henry Pellé is the fourth generation of this family estate. He organically farms 40 hectares of vines in the kimmeridgian-centric village of Morogues […]

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Château Thivin

Famille GEOFFRAY Built in the 15th century, Château Thivin is the oldest property on the Mont Brouilly. In 1877, Zaccharie Geoffray purchased the estate with 2 hectares of lands. Since then, the Geoffray family extended the domaine and increased the quality of the production. Today, Claude Geoffray and his son are the 5th and 6th […]

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Domaine Violot-Guillemard

Thierry VIOLOT-GUILLEMARD This small domaine is working on some of the best terroirs of the Côte de Beaune with some very high quality rootstock. Their plot of Pommard Premier Cru la Platière has for example been planted in 1936 and they also own the smallest monopole Premier Cru in Pommard with their Clos Derrière Saint […]

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Domaine du Coulet

Matthieu BARRET Installed since 1998, Matthieu Barret, 40 years old young winemaker, exploits 20 hectares spread on Cornas and Côtes-du-Rhône but everything remain in Cornas village. He also buys a few grapes from fellow organic winemakers to increase his range. The vines in Cornas are planted on terraces exposed towards the Levant with a soil […]

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Domaine Guiberteau

Romain GUIBERTEAU The law student Romain Guiberteau took over the family’s vineyard in 1996 after it has been leased out for 20 years. The following year, legendary Nady Foucault helped him to produce a few bottles which sold easily. This success convinced him to pursue a winemaking career and to get his grapes back from […]

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Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet

Amélie BERTHAUT Amélie Berthaut inherited all of her father’s vineyard (Domaine Denis Berthaut) and part of her mother’s vineyard (Domaine François Gerbet). It forms a 16 hectares vineyard spread from Vosne-Romanée to Fixin, where domaine Berthaut-Gerbet is located. Besides, Fixin is the heart of the domaine and probably what makes it very interested to follow […]

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Domaine Bérêche et Fils

Raphaël et Vincent BERECHE Raphaël and Vincent Bérêche are part of the Champagne rising stars. They joined their father Jean in the family estate in 2004 and since then they put tremendous efforts to constantly increase the quality of their work and wines. Since 2013 the estate became NM (négociant manipulant) in order to increase […]

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