Vineyard in Centre-val De Loire
Domaine du Viking in Reugny (37) offers a wide selection of sparkling and sweet wines.
We produce some of the most incredible vintages in the Centre-Val de Loire region: great Vouvray wines, including exceptional liquor-like wines, surprising brut, dry and semi-dry wines.
of winegrowers and peasants has been living in Reugny since 1835.
Marcel LHOMME represents the 3rd generation of a family of farmers and vinegrowers. Research through the family's archives shows that his grandfather, Pierre Landoireau, farmed about 2 ha of vines and 10 ha of land with livestock.
Maurice LHOMME, his son-in-law, was in charge of expanding the vineyard area, mainly through purchases. But on August 11, 1944, he was shot by the Nazis. Marcel LHOMME found himself alone to manage the 16 ha of land and the 4 ha of vines acquired by his parents.
In 1950, he decided to focus on developing the vineyard by renting land. The surface area increased from 4 to 6 ha and, the plots were progressively replanted with Chenin. By 1955, Marcel LHOMME had started producing sparkling wines, an activity which persists to this day.
Tirage de liqueur and disgorging are still carried out at our vineyard. Just like the French viticulture which flourished from 1955 to 1075, our winery has also undergone considerable development during this period, with significant investment in equipment (press, cellar) and the modernisation of cultivation methods (tractors).
LE DOMAINE DU VIKING: A family adventure where perseverance combines with the talent of mankind
In 1978, Marcel LHOMME's son-in-law joined the family business. Later on, in 1988, Marcel LHOMME ceased his activity and retired for medical reasons. By that time, the vineyard had already expanded over 10 ha thanks to the rental of additional plots of land.
Lionel GAUTHIER named the winery "DOMAINE DU VIKING" in 1989. That same year, we started producing sweet wines from botrytised grapes for the first time, and this outstanding vintage was named "Cuvée Aurélie". However, only those vintages that have benefited from the most favourable climate can bear this label.
Domaine du Viking is renowned for its sparkling wines, combining both modern processes and techniques with the expertise acquired through Marcel LHOMME. Thanks to our 17 hectares of vines, we can today guarantee high wine quality and availability.
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Knowledge and experience transferred over generations
We have been specialising in vine growing for over 3 generations. Our team of passionate and professional winemakers will put its expertise at your service and bring you quality wines.
Visit us and taste the finest wines in the region! Whether you wish to purchase wine from our vineyard, visit the estate or participate in gourmet workshops, we will gladly assist you. Our gîte is also available for holiday rental. Perfect for a pleasant stay, it can accommodate up to 6 people and features a SPA.
We sell wine Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12:30 pm, on Saturday from 10 am to 12 pm, and in the afternoon by appointment.
Afternoon guided visits and gourmet workshops are offered prior reservation all year round from Monday to Saturday.
The best wine tourism destination in Val-de-Loire
Our family-owned business is renowned for its high wine quality.
We have been winemakers from one generation to the next since 1835
We guarantee professional services whether you are here for a wine cellar tour, wine tasting activity or holiday rental.
Our team remains available should you need any further information.
We are renowned for our delicious sparkling and sweet wines. We look forward to welcoming you to our vineyard!
- Wine sales: Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm, and Monday to Saturday afternoons by appointment.
- Guided tours of the estate, thematic tastings: from Monday to Saturday by reservation. Book here.
- Groups welcome: possible all year round by appointment.
- Pentecost weekend (3 days): Exceptional opening and open doors for a picnic at the Independent Winegrower's ®.
- Sundays and Holidays: Closed