The winegrowers of Sancerre are the heirs to a unique viticultural heritage - a geological, cultural and intangible heritage that they have been shaping for centuries and which they pledge to preserve, to exalt, and to pass on.
Sancerre wines reveal the purest expression of their terroirs and reflect the commitment of a group of women and men, all of whom are passionate winegrowers and Ambassadors of their Terroirs.
The vines have thrived on the slopes of the Sancerre region for over a thousand years. These exceptional terroirs have allowed the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes to find their emblematic identity, which is enhanced through the winegrowers’ know-how and style in conveying the expression of their terroirs. Out of this alchemy, the iconic, much-admired Sancerre wines were born, with a surprisingly extensive range of cuvées.
During the 20th century, a collective effort transformed the vineyards of Sancerre and contributed to the renown of the Sancerre appellation throughout the world. Each grower, each generation, has brought his or her personal contribution to building up the identity of our appellation with a desire to be independent, pass on knowledge and display unequalled passion for its terroirs.
For several centuries, the history of Sancerre wines has been supported by its growers. Women and men, artisan winegrowers, who are the holders of age-old expertise and love for their terroirs, work to unveil the sumptuousness of the appellation’s wines.Discover the portraits
To understand the geology of the Sancerre area of appellation, it is necessary to go back hundreds of millions of years in time. As the ancient continents shifted and the sea rose then retreated, diverse sedimentary formations overlapped one another, and were later transformed by geological accidents and by slow erosion. The landscape was therefore patiently sculpted and the resulting mosaic of terroirs gives our appellation its unique identity.
Maison des Sancerre is the link between the winegrowers and the general public (tourists or customers). As a place of gathering focused on viticulture and winemaking that is all about sharing and providing information about the vineyards, Maison des Sancerre is the means of promoting and valorizing the appellation’s wines.Discover the place
Let yourself be transported by the magic of the Sancerre vineyards and set off to discover the region’s wines, traditions and gastronomy! Live the Sancerre experience by immersing yourself for a few days in the atmosphere of wine alongside the men and women who showcase all it has to offer! Take full advantage of our region’s and terroirs immense wealth.Read more