Garo’Vin

Cédric Garreau

Farming three and half hectares of vines around Beaulieu-sur-Layon, Cédric Garreau makes tiny amounts of exceptional Loire Valley natural wine in a renovated stone building across from his home at the edge of the vineyards. It would be safe to call him a Cabernet prodigy – from his first vintage in 2010, he has been embraced by local wine drinkers, and continues to sell the wines locally at weekend barbecues at the winery, while enjoying a dedicated following from importers in a dozen countries around the world. Originally, like a good Anjou producer, Cedric made an Anjou Rouge from 100% Cabernet Franc, and an Anjou Villages exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon. Starting in 2018, Cédric decided to blend the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc together to create a single red called Métisse, and to renounce his affiliation with the Anjou appellation. A 100% dry Chenin Blanc, a carbonic Cabernet Sauvignon, and micro-cuvées of white and rosé petillant-naturel complete the range.

All of his vineyards are certified organic. His winemaking is precise, but with a laissez-faire attitude. Cédric is adept at reusing high quality, traditional equipment that his larger neighbors are eager to get rid of after purchasing the latest marvels, and it turns out that with old fashioned equipment and a traditional approach, Cédric is making some exceptional Loire Valley wines.



Key information

Loire Valley

Beaulieu-sur-Layon

3.5 hectares

Founded in 2010

Organic certified

The wines

Vin de France Métisse

Red Wine
 : 2/3 Cabernet Franc, 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon
Metisse Vin de France - Garovin - Front Label

After more than five years of experimentation, Cédric finally settled on blending together all of his various microterroirs to create one great red wine. Métisse is a blend of around two-thirds Cabernet Franc and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon. Like ...

Vin de France Pétillant Naturel Somnambulles Blanc

Sparkling Wine
 : Chenin blanc
Garo Vin - Somnambulles

Cedric Garreau produces an elusively small quantity of pet-nat from his young vines of Grolleau and Chenin Blanc. Of course, like everything at Garo’vin, these are made with native yeast and nothing added. After 4-6 months of fermentation under cro...

Vin de France Pétillant Naturel Somnambulles Rosé

Sparkling Wine
 : 100% grolleau
Garo Vin - Somnambulles Rosé

Cedric Garreau produces an elusively small quantity of pet-nat from his young vines of Grolleau and Chenin Blanc. Of course, like everything at Garo’vin, these are made with native yeast and nothing added. After 4-6 months of fermentation under cro...

Garovin VDF Chenin Blanc

White Wine
 : Chenin Blanc
Garo Vin - Anjou Blanc (Lunatic)

Hailing from the schist soils south of the Layon river, Garovin manages to pull off the elusive trick of making a richly textured Chenin Blanc that retains plenty of zing. Perhaps this comes from the blend of old and young vines? Maybe from the pre...

Vin de France Cabernet Sauvignon Luluberlue

Red Wine
 : Cabernet sauvignon
Garo Vin - Luluberlue

There’s an old proverb in the Loire Valley: “When life gives you Cabernet Sauvignon, make a cold-carbonic, light-bodied red wine.” This wine is anything but serious, and Cedric’s way of making a light-hearted vin de soif that’s somewhere between a ...

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