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DOMAINE DES CROIX

 

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.

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.

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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.

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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".