An estate that consistently wins the enthusiasm of our members, Domaine de la Renaudie is in fact itself owned by a pair of wine enthusiasts in the form of husband-and-wife partnership Patricia and Bruno Denis.
Patricia is the oenologist and Bruno the winegrower. This is a modest family-run operation, but these two have worked hard over the years to develop the quality and character of their wines, drawing on their experience further afield in the industry. Their intentions are simple: to make elegant wines that will bring pleasure to lovers both of wine and of life.
Situated in the south of the Touraine region of Val de Loire, their vineyards lie on the slopes of the river Cher's left bank in the terroir de Chenonceaux. 40-year old vines cover 26 hectares of vineyards, almost half of which are sauvignon blanc and gamay, plus cabernet and cot and small amounts of chenin blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and pineau d'aunis.
The sandy clay soils are covered with stones that capture heat from the sunshine and release it at night to keep temperatures moderated in the vineyard. Combined with the continental, temperate climate, this means that grapes can ripen slowly and retain their natural aromatic character.
These pretty vineyards are frequently visited by members, who always receive a warm welcome and enjoy the wide range of local specialities on offer at the estate.