October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
This is the most ethereal and quaffable of Catherine and Pierre Breton’s reds, and the name says it all. For those of you unfamiliar with antiquated German beer hall idioms, it means Cheers!, and the word was famously popularized by the sixteenth century French scholar Rabelais, who shouted the term ad nauseum with his drinking buddies. This supple, peppery Cabernet Franc is designed to slide down your gullet with such ease you may not even notice. Give it a light chill before you quaff away. –Anthony Lynch
Catherine and Pierre Breton are real life bon vivants vignerons of lore. They are passionate about what they do, enjoy sharing it with others, and entertain with a generosity and charm. That they make great wine with such integrity makes our appreciation of them complete. The Bretons farm 11 hectares just east of Bourgueil in the village of Restigné. They produce Chinon, Bourgueil, and a bit of Vouvray, creating honest wines for both early consumption and aging. The Bretons received organic certification in 1991 and recently began the three-year process of seeking biodynamic certification. They’ve become international icons for the natural wine movement in an area where the climate and soil can make organic viticulture difficult.
We only import wine we drink and enjoy ourselves, directly from the source.
Our wine tastes the same in your home as it did where it was bottled in Europe.
Like the long-term relationships we build with growers, we build long-term relationships with our clients. Have a question? Need wine advice? Just gives us a call—510-524-1524.