Up to the 19th century, in the village Les Croix, there was a diligence house on the road from Sautron to Montaigu. Between those 2 cities, the horses were changed 2 times: in Nantes and in Maisdon sur Sèvre at Les Croix. This road became on a part the hiking path "Soif de Nature".


1958 : 

Paulette and Joseph Batard create their vineyard at Les Croix in Maisdon sur Sèvre.This little town is situated between 2 rivers: la Sèvre Nantaise and la Maine who gave their name to the local label of origin to the wine Muscadet Sèvre et Maine.

Papy en vendanges

1983 : 

Their son, Joseph, follows his parents and runs the farm.

1996 : 

Caring about perpetuating traditions, the Domaine des Croix decides to grow again wine in oak barrels. The cuvée Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie élevé en Fûts de Chêne is a real success since then.

2003 : 

Le Domaine des Croix faces the increasing tourist demand by opening a parking and facilities for campervans, and creating a shop where we can find of course the wines from the vineyard and also good produces from local farms.

2004 :

The famous painter Yvon Labarre, who designed the label for the Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie élevé en Fûts de Chêne (oak barrels) offered us, during a banquet at the farm, the show of painting live the label on a whole wall.


2007 : 

The Domaine des Croix is approved "Cave Touristique des Vins de Loire", a label that certifies a very good level of welcome to the visitors.

2009 :

The farm is approved "Tourisme et Handicap". It assures the Domaine

des Croix is equipped to welcome and to organize visits for disabled people.


The Domaine des Croix is awarded with the "Prix d'Excellence" for tourism welcome and visits by the organization "Caves Touristiques des Vins de Loire".

2011 :

For the 2nd time, the Domaine des Croix is awarded "Prix d'Excellence" for the "Caves Touristiques des Vins de Loire".