Domaine Gadais Père et Fils, under the direction of Christophe Gadais as the fourth-generation winemaker, is at the forefront of new wine-thinking in order to elevate the quality standards of Muscadet. An angler who enjoys fishing the Sèvre and Maine rivers in his free time, Christophe is particularly respectful of the environment. Prior to taking over the reins of the family vineyards a few years ago, Christophe honed his winemaking skills both abroad and in France’s Sancerre region. Muscadet are the signature wines of the Loire Valley, the traditional accompaniment to oysters and the rich marine bounty of the Loire estuary, and are finding new expression in the hands of these gifted winemakers. Both Christophe and Pierre-Henri are committed to retaining the traditional purity of Muscadet and are one of only four families that plant their vineyards exclusively with the Melon grape variety.
“Christophe and his son Pierre-Henri now represent the fourth and fifth generations of this family estate, producing world-class Muscadet wines full of character and lasting structure. One of only four families that only grow Melon on their vineyards, the grape variety that made Muscadet so popular around the globe.”