VINEYARD IN CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE
At Domaine du Viking in Reugny (37), we offer a wide selection of sparkling and mellow wines.
We produce some of the most beautiful vintages in the Centre-Val de Loire region: great wines in Vouvray, exceptional in sweets, surprising in brut, dry and half dry.
Marcel LHOMME represents the 3rd generation of farmer-growers who own the estate. Research into the family archives shows that the latter’s grandfather, Pierre Landoireau, worked onto nearly 2 Ha of vines and 10 Ha of land, breeding a few goats and cows. Maurice LHOMME, his son-in-law, in turn set out to expand the wine-growing area, mainly through purchases. Unfortunately, on August 11, 1944, he was shot by the Nazis. Marcel LHOMME then found himself alone to manage the 16 Ha of land and the 4 Ha of vines acquired by his parents.
It was in 1950 that he decided to devote all his energy to the development of the vineyard by renting land. The area increased from 4 to 6 Ha and whenever possible, the plots were replanted, always with Chenin. In 1955, Marcel LHOMME decided to start producing sparkling wines and has kept at it till today. The liqueurs and disgorges are always made on the property. From 1955 to 1975, the business prospered to the rhythm of the French viticulture with investments in materials (winepress, cellar) and the modernization of the means of production (tractors).
In 1978, Marcel LHOMME's son-in-law joined the family farm. Due to health problems, Marcel LHOMME stopped working and retired in 1988. With the lease of additional plots, the vine extended to 10 Ha at that time.
Lionel GAUTHIER named the farm "DOMAINE DU VIKING" in 1989. For the first time that year, the botrytised grapes were sorted to produce sweet wines. The exceptional vintage is called "Cuvée Aurélie" and only when the wine has benefited from the most favourable climate.
The Domaine du Viking is known for its effervescent wines, combining both modern processes and techniques with the experience gained thanks to Marcel LHOMME. Today, the farm has 17 hectares of vines, which allow to maintain and guarantee the quality of the wine and the opportunity to serve customers better.
The DOMAINE DU VIKING: it's a family adventure where tenacity meets with talent
Know-how acquired over generations
We have been specializing in viticulture for more than 3 generations. We use the expertise of passionate and professional winegrowers to provide you with quality wines. We are known for our delicious sparkling and mellow wines. Come visit our cellar and taste great wines of Vouray, exceptional in sweets, surprising in brut, dry and half dry. We remain at your disposal whether it is for a mail order sale or a direct sale at the domain. You can also rent one of our cottages for your stays for wine tourism. We are open Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:30 and Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00. In addition, you can make an appointment for the afternoons.
Come and enjoy our delicious sparkling or mellow wines
OUR PLUS POINTS:
- Quality wines
- Mail-order selling
- Sale at the estate
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US TO ORDER OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT!
Monday to Friday: 9h00 to 12h30, afternoons on appointment
Saturday: 10h00 to 12h00
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed
Group tours (20 people maximum): available throughout the year on appointment
Pentecost Weekend (3 days): Open exclusively for picnics with Independent Winegrowers.