|Winemaker||Elisabeth and Henry Prataviera|
|Location||📍 Côtes de Gascogne, France|
|Grapes||Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni blanc, Petit & Gros Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
The story of Domaine de Ménard starts in 1920, when Jean François Morel, a Swiss winegrower, settled in Gascony and acquired a 10 hectare estate. His daughter & son in law took over in 1960, extended the vineyard and built their first cellar. The love of vine and wine was passed on to their daughter Elisabeth who in turn, after her studies in oenology, took over the estate. Ably assisted by her husband Henry and her brother Philippe, she quickly developed the estate which now covers 190 hectares in the Côtes de Gascogne appellation and has a brand new modern cellar, built in 2012. The first wines were bottled at the estate in 2003 and year after year since, the quality of the wines has improved: ever more precise, fresh and crisp. Today, the estate continues in the same vein of improvement and modernisation, and has made a name for itself both in France and abroad.