February 21, 2022

The Domaine De La Racauderie: “International buyers are back”

The Domaine De La Racauderie in the Loire Valley has been attending Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris and its predecessors for the past six years.
Asked about this year’s edition, winemaker Jean-Michel Gauthier said: “It’s been great seeing people again, because with Covid we didn’t know where we were going.” Mr Gauthier, who produces both still and sparkling wines from Chenin grapes, was looking to build on his current relationships and make new ones overseas. As he explains: “On day one we took the time to see our existing clients who we hadn’t seen in a long time. Then on day two we met with potential clients from Romania, the United Stated, Germany and Russia, who were all looking for wines coming from the Loire Valley.” Of course the real business will happen behind closed doors, he says, but the past few days have been promising and Mr Gauthier will be returning next year. He said: “It’s been a pleasure to see international buyers coming back. It’s a very nice trade show and we will definitely coming back.”