The Domaine

Family wine estate, created in 1948 and located in the Loire Valley, near the The Atlantic Ocean, in the Nantes vineyard.

In 1980 Gérard took over from his father and today Laurence and Gérard continue the family tradition and cultivate 55 hectares of vines in sustainable agriculture (HVE and TERRA VITIS) in the communes of La Haye-Fouassière and Château Thébaud in the historical heart of the AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine appellation.

Our working philosophy is based first of all on the quality of our soils. We adapt our work to the plot of land according to the differences in the soil. Thus, each of our wines develops its identity and its character. All our wines are harvested, vinified, bottled, and marketed by us in modern wineries and in the respect of traditions and the environment.

Our Muscadets are appreciated all over the world, from the United States to Japan and Europe, and of course in France by individuals, some wine merchants, and restaurants. Our rigorous work and our passion for our profession allow us to offer you a unique range of Muscadets.

Our vineyards

Our grape variety

We grow a unique grape variety composed of 100% Melon de Bourgogne on a
terroir of schists, michaschists, amphibolites, gneiss and orthogneiss. The
oceanic climate and this alliance of rocks make it an ideal terroir for the
production of fresh, well-balanced, aromatic, and long-keeping Muscadets.

Our Winery

Located in the heart of the vineyards
15 km south of Nantes
15 mn by train from Nantes
15 mn walk from the station of La Haye Fouassière
20 mn from Clisson

Our Savoir-Faire

Our serious, rigorous, and meticulous work from the vineyards to the cellar, from the vinification to the preparation of the orders, as well as our passion for our profession, can be found in our different vintages and assure us a loyal clientele in France and abroad.

Our certifications

Our way of cultivating the vine in reasoned agriculture is validated by a certification HVE and Terra Vitis. These two certifications aim to identify and enhance our agricultural practices through a real environmental approach in order to present you with authentic wines, reflecting the expression of our terroirs.

The Range

The Domaine la Quilla

The Domaine Saint-Martin

The Domaine Ratelles

The Clos de la Houssaie

The Maleco

Our Services


We welcome you from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm. For groups, please contact us.


During your visit, we propose you to taste our different Muscadets young,
vintage or with bubbles.

Sale on the spot

Come to meet us in our cellars, we will be able to make you discover our trade and our various vintages.


We offer you the possibility to have your orders delivered all year long all over France.


Robe or clair. Les parfums s'expriment avec douceur et élégance. Équilibre idéal pour accompagner les huîtres.

Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2018about Domaine de la Quilla 2016

With the extra years of aging, this wine has smoothed itself out. It has lost that instant freshness of young Muscadet and gained riper yellow and spice flavors that give it a full, rich character.

Wine Enthusiast (USA)Clos de la Houssaie 2012. Note 92/100

Classic, dry, with good fruit and structure. Racy, acidity, appetising salty tang and great freshness.

Wine Society (GB)Domaine des Ratelles 2015

Our winemaker tips

  • Store your bottles lying down, away from light, and at a constant temperature.

  • For vintage wines, take out and uncork your bottle 1/2 hour before serving.

  • During a meal, start with the young wines, then continue with the vintage wines and the bubbles.

Key Numbers

of vineyards
Melon de Bourgogne
of export sales
South of Nantes

 La Quilla, 44690 La Haye Fouassière, France
+33 2 40 54 88 96

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