Guyonne Saclier de la Bâtie took over Château de Bonnezeaux in 2012. It had been over 30 years since the winery had produced a bottle of wine and the vineyards sat abandoned for most of that time. Guyonne saw the grand potential in these 70 year old vines and began the long and arduous work of rehabilitating these semi-feral vineyards. In that short time, he has turned Château de Bonnezeaux into one of the most exciting estates in the Loire Valley.Guyonne apprenticed under the legendary Mark Angeli at Ferme de Sansonnière. Angeli pioneered the use of biodynamic farming in the region, and was one of the first winemakers to eschew traditional wine laws and produce high quality dry wine where only sweet winemaking was permitted. Following in Angeli’s footsteps, Guyonne implemented biodynamic farming at Château de Bonnezeaux, and began producing dry wines of extraordinary quality.
Loire Valley Wines
The Loire Valley is France’s greatest source of value for anyone looking for elegant, terroir-driven wines. Our collection celebrates the region’s great diversity, with the mineral-driven whites of Muscadet and Sancerre, the beautiful Chenin Blancs and Cabernet Francs from villages like Vouvray and Chinon, and natural wines from everywhere in the region. Sometimes wonderfully fresh and gulpable, sometimes serious and age-worthy, the prices are always very reasonable.