This Chateau has origins dating back to the 1700s, when current winemaker Philippe Vatan’s ancestors moved along the river from Sancerre to the town of Dampierre to the area where the beautiful Chateau hey now live is to be found. The family decided in 1987 to branch out from fruit farming to vinification and the bottling of their own wines. With intense focus the Va- tan’s have become one of the top Domaines in the Loire Valley and certainly one of the very finest producers of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc. They have received no less than an unprecedented 11 “Coups de Coeur” in France’s leading wine re- view, the Guide Hachette!
The Chateau du Hureau vineyards (all organic) spread over about twenty plots covering around 20 hectares, over the villages of Dampierre sur Loire, Souzay-Champigny and Saumur.