Writing and winemaker interviews — Cedric Garreau

France Trip 2021 - Loire, ANJOU CONNECTION: Mai & Kenji Hodgson, Simon Batardiere, Simon Rouillard & Garo'vin

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For the final part of our trip to France we were spending a couple of nights staying with Kenji & Mai Hodgson at their beautiful little house in Rablay Sur Layon. A visit here is always one of the highlights of our trips to France, and their wines have long become some of our favourite to drink, offering thought-provoking expressions of place; detailed and fine wines that are built to last. We had planned to help harvest fruit, but weather had pushed back the picking for a few days, so the new plan was to help prepare their new cellar. Just a five minute...

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An interview with Cedric Garreau, Garo'vin, Anjou

Posted by Joel Wright on

Cedric is one of the first winemakers we started working with, visiting him on our very first trip to the Loire. I remember being greeted by his friendly dog and tasting his wines in his kitchen on a bleary eyed morning. Cedric's quiet manner and engaging wines, alive with fruit were very easy to get on with - whether you were into natural wine or had never heard of the term. This was important to us early on as we were importing mainly to sell the wines at Wright's in Llanarthne South Wales. We found his wines to be very...

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