Covering 37 acres of sloping vineyards, the Alain Gueneau estate is located in Sury-en-Vaux, Sancerre and Chavignol. The vneyards are planted mostly with Sauvignon Blanc with small quantities of Pinot Noir. 80% of the estate is composed of “terres blanches” or white earth. The remaining 20% is made up of “caillottes”, soil strewn with tiny stones.
The vines are pruned in single Guyot style. To combat erosion, grass is grown between the rows of vines except for a narrow strip at their base which is worked regularly. Environmentally friendly techniques are used based on necessity and climatic conditions. Alain and Elisa produce artisan and classic wines true to the Sancerre style and terroir.