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It all began in the 1950s, in Loroux-Bottereau in the heart of the Muscadet, Rogatien Marchais, fascinated by the vineyard, invested in a small plot of vines...

A passion for the vine that was quickly passed on to his youngest son, Philippe, who took over the estate in the 80s.

Philippe enlarged the family vineyard and extended it across the Loire to Thouaré and then to Mauves-sur-Loire. Using sustainable methods of agriculture, he developed the property with the idea of producing rich and diversified wines in AOC du Nantais, Coteaux d'Ancenis, IGP du Val de Loire and Vins de France.

Philippe likes to share his passion and to make people discover his profession. Accompanied by his elder brother, Jean-Claude, the two brothers set out to create a winery in Thouaré-sur-Loire, with the aim of creating a place of exchange and sharing around their common passion, wine.

// La Cave du Vignoble Marchais

A convivial and authentic place divided into two distinct areas :

- The cellar dedicated to direct sales and tasting: discover the wines of Nantes with the production of the Marchais family (AOC du Nantais, Coteaux d'Ancenis, IGP du Val de Loire and Vins de France), the collective of partner winegrowers for a wide variety of wines: Loire, Burgundy, Bordeaux, etc. and a 100% terroir grocery area where you will find a selection of local products: terrines, beers, whiskies, rums and many other delicacies.

And also!

In the cellar, tastings under several themes.

// The commented tasting* " Diversity of the Terroirs " :

5€/pers. for a tasting of 3 wines

*To receive you in the best conditions, make an appointment!

*You wish to come as a group? Ask us for a personalized estimate!

- The wine bar: as an afterwork after work or on Saturdays at the end of the day, with friends or family, to relax over a glass of wine and even sit down in a barrel!

- The reception room: meet in our modernly designed room with authentic charm. Conviviality guaranteed, state-of-the-art audio/video equipment and unusual on-site accommodation with the Barrel Night.

- La Nuit en tonneau: it is also a package to discover the winemaking profession, with a tasting, an aperitif kit, overnight stay and breakfast.

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Timetable of the cellar :

From Tuesday to Saturday : from 10h to 13h and from 15h to 19h

Bar open from March to October:

From Tuesday to Friday: from 17h to 20h

Saturdays: from 4pm to 7pm


Post-confinement opening : yes

Confirmation of period and opening hours updates : yes

Espace dégustation limité à 6 personnes.

Masque obligatoire et gel hydroalcoolique à disposition.

Événements dans la salle sont réglementés : contactez-nous pour connaitre le dispositif.

  • Caves touristiques vignoble de Loire
  • Vignobles et découvertes

Payment mode

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders