We take a few moments to speak to Carine Rezé from La Jarnoterie about how she became involved in winemaking. The vineyard, which is based in the Loire Valley, is brilliantly run by Carine and husband Didier. This region has the perfect terroir (or soil, slope and sun) for growing Cabernet Franc. The wines are made with flair and passion at this immaculate estate. Their deliciously versatile Cuveé Carine, is available to buy in our wine shop.
I always loved working with my family in the cellars, in the vines and tasting the wines … but I felt the desire to express myself outside the domaine, so I studied at Music Academy and qualified as a Music Teacher. My father developed heart problems … so I accompanied my mother to the wine exhibitions! What a revelation – I loved talking about wine to customers, so I took a business studies course and came home to the domaine! Didier followed me, leaving his first job of carpenter to study wine and return to the domaine!
Everything: it is a complete profession: we are real artists: working with the raw material to reveal the flavours … packaging the wine (labels, boxes …)
Presenting it to customers … creating new challenges … walking around the vines on the hillsides and admiring our village in the middle of the vineyards …
You can not ask parents which child they prefer: they are all different and all have their own qualities!
Our cave has had a makeover, you should come and be surprised!
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We have more than 26 years’ experience working with independent wine makers. Your monthly wine subscription box may include famous names such as Sancerre, Riesling and Champagne as well as some lesser-known wines. All of them have been carefully selected from the greatest regions on earth.