Domaine des Hardières

heart of the grape
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Visit an organic vineyard in Saint-Lambert du Lattay to experience the birthplace of renowned Anjou wines.

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Immerse yourself in the heart of the Layon valley with a tasting of wines grown on the certified organic estate in Saint Lambert du Lattay.


Domaine des Hardières An exceptional schist terroir

The Domaine des Hardières consists of 23 hectares of vineyards located to the north of the Layon. The vines, which have an average age of 28 years, are grown organically, with regard for the environment, land, and terroir. The vines have been organically converted since 2016. The vineyard is cultivated with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chenin grapes. Cabernet accounts for 60% of the vineyard, while Chenin makes up 25%. The vineyards reap the full benefits of the Layon valley, particularly the fall mists, which allow the Chenin to overripen, a trait synonymous with superb dry whites and sweet wines. Cabernets on the slopes are well-exposed and ventilated. The slope also encourages drainage, which limits excess water in the soil and promotes the water stress required for red wines to reach maximum phenolic maturation. The terroir is ideal for wines with character and ageing potential.

Le parcours oenotouristique A unique schist terroir

A tasting in the heart of the grapes

Discover the Layon valley with a wine tasting from the schist terroir. The estate and its vineyards overlook the Layon, a tributary of the Loire, and enjoy misty mornings and bright afternoons. Its extraordinary terroir has inspired a never-ending pursuit of quality in its wines: a vineyard entirely on slopes, well exposed and well drained, with schistous soils that allow for good ripeness.
The estate is now organically certified, and it promises to conserve the benefits of its terroir for many years to come.

A tasting in the heart of the grapes

Laurent's tips

Cellar Master

To preserve our terroir and biodiversity, we decided to switch our vineyard to organic cultivation in 2016. This means that we use no chemicals and respect the land, enabling the diversity of our terroir and grape varietals to shine through.

Practical information

Guided tours by prior arrangement all year round.

Unguided tour -€ / Groupe -€ / Gratuit – 14 ans

Groupe (from 20 people) – guided tour 

Domaine des Hardières
Les Hardières
Val du Layon

Wines of the Domaine des Hardières our selection

Anjou Blanc Les Petits Gars

When served straight from the bottle, its aromatic complexity and well-balanced flavour make it ideal for a variety of food and wine pairings, including smoked and raw fish, raw and cooked shellfish, shellfish (crayfish, langoustines, lobster) with a creamy sauce, pan-fried scallops, grilled fish or fish in sauce, and dry goat’s cheese.

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Anjou Villages Les Etendards

Served with an hour’s aeration and, if possible, a decanting, this wine is a delicate accompaniment to many charcuterie dishes, pot au feu or calf’s head, cold or pan-fried black pudding, grilled pork or beef, beef tartar or carpaccio, beef à la ficelle au gros sel or pot au feu, roast small game birds or soft cheeses (Reblochon, Brie, Camembert fermier…). 

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Would you like to discover a restaurant, a charming gîte or the region’s not-to-be-missed addresses? The Domaine des Hardières invites you to meet its partners.

Our partners oenotouristiques
Our partners oenotouristiques