Right at the edge of Brittany, Domaine de la Pépière is located in the village of Maisdon-sur-Sèvre.
Marc, who grew up in the hamlet of La Pépière, created the estate in 1984.
The name La Pépière has its root in the word pépie, which means thirst. When you walk above the hamlet, on the slopes where vines are planted, it is easy to understand why the place got that name.
Solid rock is visible in many spots, the terrain is very dry and stony and water has always been a rare commodity here. In the past, the several wells in the hamlet did not supply enough water for the people or their farm animals. Marc’s family well gives 10 liters of water per day in summer; perhaps this is the reason residents came to build a reputation as excessive wine drinkers? In any case, vines have long occupied most of the slopes above the hamlet and the river
Over the years, Domaine de la Pépière has grown by acquiring new plots, carefully chosen for the age of their vines and the quality and originality
of their terroirs.
We want our vines to get the best possible care, so our attention to their treatment is foremost in our minds.
We believe that the quality of a wine depends entirely on the quality of the grapes it was made with,
and our work methods fit our philosophy perfectly. Rémi joined the estate in 2007, and actively worked on the organic conversion of
the vines. Gwénaëlle, who came in 2013, has pushed things further with a shift towards bio-dynamic viticulture.
It is the complexity of the terroirs of Sèvre et Maine that guides our choices. We are happy to share this diversity with you.