France: Loire Valley

Around Angers

The birthplace of Chenin Blanc
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 19 April 2011
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Château de Fesles

Address: 49380 Thouarcé
Tel: 02 41 68 94 08 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:15:53N (47.26462)    Longitude: 0:28:22W (-0.47276) 

Château de Fesles has long been the most famous and leading estate of Bonnezeaux with magnificent south-facing vineyards covering 35ha overlooking the Layon Valley. Long owned by the Boivin family, it was bought by the late Gaston Lenotre in 1991 and then by Bernard Germain in 1996, who sold it to Grands Chais de France in 2008. There is a well set up tasting area. Although best known for their Bonnezeaux, a range of Anjou wines are also produced here.

Useful information: Open every day 10.00-18.00.


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