A vineyard, a history

In the Guégniard family, we have been winegrowers from mother to son, father to daughter, for eight generations …

Domaine de la Bergerie was purchased in a candle auction in 1961 by Mary Scholastica, Yves’s grandmother, a woman of strong character who managed her domain alone since the age of 37. This acquisition added to the existing family vineyard. In 1964, Mary Scholastica passed the domain down to her daughter Marie-Agnes who initiated a long restoration of the vineyard. In 1979, Yves joined his parents on the family estate and became the seventh generation of winemakers. Since then, Yves and his wife Marie-Annick have acquired great terroirs (Savennières, Grand Cru Quarts de Chaume, Coteaux du Layon Chaume 1er Cru). They are dedicated to the work of their vines and the quality of their wines.

The history goes on…

Anne, Yves and Marie-Annick’s eldest daughter, trained and worked as a caterer and sommelier for several years both in France and abroad. Seven years of wandering which opened her palate and oenological horizon. In 2007, she decided to return to the family estate in Anjou. As a dedicated winegrower, Yves kept up to the tradition and transmitted his know-how and experience to his daughter. Meanwhile, Anne brought a more questioning approach and a new perspective on the work of the vines and wines. In 2010, Anne joined her parents. Thus, the family tradition continues and the eighth generation is installed.

From the Earth to the Vine, from the Vine to the Wine, from the Wine to the Table

That same year, Anne’s husband David opened his restaurant « La Table de la Bergerie » in the heart of the vineyard.