Gustave Vinet acquired the family’s first holdings, Domaine de la Quilla, in 1948 in the village of La Haye-Fouassière, just nine miles from the Atlantic coast. Today his son Gérard and his wife Laurence farm the diverse terroirs of the appellation, spread among the communes of La Haye Fouassière and Château Thébaud.
The Vinet take their vocation seriously, farming and studying the various soil types of the appellation and then translating them into distinctive wines with extended lees contact. The fact that Gérard has recently been appointed as president of both the Muscadet appellation and the entire Loire Valley shows his standing among peers and the respect given to the wines and integrity of Vinet family.
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