Domaine Guion is a family estate created in the fifties. A pioneer, it practices organic viticulture since 1965, is eco-certified, and respects the French charter “Nature and Progress.” After oenological studies, internships in Bordeaux and experiences as cellar master in the Loire, Stéphane took over after his father in 1994. The domaine is located in the town of Benais, North East of Bourgueil. It extends over an area of 8.5 hectares, divided into 30 plots. All of Stéphane’s vines lie within the Bourgueil appellation, centered on the village of the same name, west of Tours. It is a red wine only appellation which allows only red wine made from Cabernet Franc and a little Cabernet Sauvignon. Stéphane, however, prefers and only uses Cabernet Franc. He only makes three cuvees from his aged vines which range from 35 to 80 years old: the Cuvée Domaine, the Cuvée Prestige and the Cuvée des Deux Monts.
Farming/vinification practices: Certified organic. Only indigenous yeasts are used. No additives, with the exception of very low amounts of sulphur added during bottling to preserve the wine.