Thierry Véron

Winemaker at Chavignol
Sancerre
Cave de la Bouquette

Sancerre and its vineyards

Perched high on a hill dominating the Loire, Sancerre is a small pretty town of about 2,000 inhabitants, situated to the East of the Berry and in the Cher department. About 200 km South of Paris.

The vineyards of Sancerre are planted on the surrounding hills. They cover about 2,800 hectares and 14 communes (including Sancerre of course). The grape varieties, grown by over 350 vignerons are the Sauvignon Blanc, used for whites, representing about 80% of the surface area, and Pinot Noir used for the red and rosés.

Sancerre white has been recognised as an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée since 1936, and Sancerre red and rosé since 1959.


Cave de la Bouquette

After several years working as an engineer in a research unit, the call of the terroir proved too much for Thierry VERON, and so he decided to come to help his father Christian in the family vines.

Thierry officially took over the reins in September 2006. Since then Christian has fully enjoyed the pleasures of retirement, but he is still active in the background, always available with precious advice...

With about 5.8 hectares of AOC vines, our domaine is one of the smallest of the region. We are located in the heart of Chavignol. This charming little village, birthplace of the Sancerre vineyards, is also known for its goat’s cheese, the famous Crottin de Chavignol.

With an average age of about 30 years, our vines are all sited on the slopes of the hills around Chavignol. We take particular care when working in the vineyards, as we consider that the quality of the wine depends chiefly on the quality of the grapes from which it is made. All of this work reaches its apex in Autumn, at the moment of the harvest, which we naturally do entirely by hand.

We produce white and rose wines. A part of our production is sold to a local wine merchant, and the other part is sold in bottle by us, both to private clients and to export markets.

A bit of tourism

We happily invite you to visit us, we would be delighted to welcome you. Do not hesitate to stay for a few days in our beautiful region, because the Sancerrois is an area were the living is good, and it is worth lingering a bit.

The people are warm-hearted and welcoming, they like to enjoy themselves, but they also put their hearts and souls into the work in their vines, and the creation of their wines.

In addition to our gastronomic specialities you will appreciate our fine views, and the diversity of the choice of things to do, whether they are touristic, cultural or sporting. In the region of the river Loire, the last wild river of Europe, the town of Bourges, the Pays Fort country, and Sologne are also places to discover and enjoy.

As for accommodation, there is an embarrassment of riches, from camping to traditional hotels, via gîtes or bed and breakfast.

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