Robert Minet, was an artisan barrel-maker. At the beginning of the last century, Robert kept a mere three hectares of vines, just enough to make the family’s wine. He lived autonomously off his own livestock and fresh veggies from his farm. When he passed away in 1976, his grandson Régis took over the domaine. His love of his native terroir translates into his wines as well as his character. Watching him serve crottins de chevre to guests, seeing his fossilized finds after a day of diving into the bottom of the Loire River, or watching him tinker with his motorcycle after an epic ride is proof enough that Régis shares both his grandfather’s rogue-ishness and love of the land.