Everything began in 1947, on the lands of Sèvre and Maine, at the foot of the Moulin du Pé… It was in La Bronnière, a small village in the commune of Loroux-Bottereau, where Rogatien Marchais developed his vineyard with his wife Marie-Francine.
The couple was well-supported. Alain, Rogatien’s brother, and his wife Paulette (Marie-Francine’s younger sister) assisted them in the vineyard work. With their charcuterie business, this enterprising couple had built a strong reputation in the Nantes region, and after the Petite Hollande market, they would join Marie-Francine and Rogatien at the Domaine de la Bronnière.
A family vineyard, but above all, a story of passion. A love for the vine that would be passed on to Rogatien’s sons, Jean-Claude, and especially to his youngest, Philippe, who would take over the family business in 1987.
His elder brother, Jean-Claude, a former salesperson in the wine industry, begins to develop the export wine trade. Marchais wines and many other references are marketed abroad.