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Gitton Pére et Fils, Loire, France

Gitton Pére et Fils

The Gitton Family has become notorious over the years for its respect of old traditions. Since each luscious vineyard has its own specificity, every effort is made to vinify the individual grape harvests separately to preserve the subtle qualities resulting from the various soils.

Today, the attractive estate is managed by son Pascal Gitton and his wife Denise to continue the family business. Their ambition is to produce distinctive wines, filled with character, which respect the particularities of the soil types.


Established in 1945 by Marcel Gitton with barely one acre, the Gitton Père et Fils estates today covers close to 60 acres across the best areas of the region. The vineyards are located on various distinctive soils in the villages of Sancerre and Ménétréol.

The vineyards now cover 27 hectares on soils rich in diversity. The average age of the vines is about 30 years old. Pinot Black is vinified in red or rosé and covers 4 hectares, the other 23 hectares are planted with Sauvignon Blanc.

Known as Côtes de Gien in the Vineyard of Taurus, just two hours south of Paris, the Nohain Gitton family cultivates 2 hectares of Sauvignon and Pinot Black 0.5.

Chateau Lafon was bought by the family in 1989, after already exporting its wines in the Netherlands since 1762. Located an hour east of Bordeaux Chateau Lafon du Vignoble stretches for nearly 13 hectares.