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Château La Varière

Winemaking at Château La Varière dates back to the 15th century. Situated next to the village of Brissac-Quincé in Anjou, it was originally built as a seigneury in the middle ages hence the beautiful architecture of the ancient cellars. The Beaujeau family purchased the estate in 1850 and now, seven generations later, Jacques Beaujeau is at the helm making wines of great finesse and character. Today Château La Varière's 110 hectares of vineyards encompass most of the appellations of the Anjou region.

Jacques' winemaking philosophy is to put as much care and attention as possible into both the vine growing process and into the vinification of his grapes, as without top quality grapes he cannot make top quality wine. He recognises that the role of the terroir of his vineyards is essential and he says, "We are not magicians. You can be the best vine-grower and winemaker, but without good terroir you will never make a great wine".

His skilful and stylish winemaking was recognised in 2003, when Jacques was nominated for the prestigious French Winemaker of the Year award at the London International Wine and Spirit competition.
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