When Cédric Lecareux and his wife, Catherine, discovered this property in Régnié-Durette, they decided to embark on a family adventure. The estate, steeped in history for more than 250 years, charmed them with its old stones, its wooded setting, and its ancient arched cellars. Thus, in July 2014, the Capréoles estate was born. The 5.5 hectares of vineyards are planted like a garden around the buildings, and the estate enjoys an exceptional view of the two bell towers of the village.
Cédric, an agronomist and enologist, spent nearly 15 years working in the wine business before achieving his dream of creating his own estate with his family. They use open-tank fermentation, with no pumping over, and vinification is as natural as possible, and the winery has been certified organic since 2017.
The word capréoles is from Old French, meaning vine tendrils. The couple chose this name for all it symbolizes—the reference to history and tradition, the natural support allowing vertical growth of the vine—and the idea of relationship that they want to establish with those who appreciate their work.
Their philosophy: “Great grapes for great wines!” Details such as plowing, pruning, leaf removal, green harvest, use of clean products, and observation all contribute to the quality and ripeness of their great grapes.