The wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé

The Sancerre vines cover 2400 hectares (6000 acres), using the middle and high sections of the slopes around the city of Sancerre. It benefits from a warm microclimate and a rich soil that encourages viticulture in three different zones. The high section of the slopes in the western part are called “Terres blanches”, representing 40% of the total, with clay-limestone soils producing powerful wines. Between “Terres Blanches” and the top of the hills are situated the “Caillotes”. The gentle hills of limestone soil giver light and fruity wines that also represent 40% of the total.

To the east, the soils rich in flint produce structured wines with a widely recognizable bouquet. The white wines come from Sauvignon blanc, developing citrusy notes in dry, round and fresh wines. They can be drunk young, but some have a long aging-potential. The rosé and red wines are made from Pinot noir, having a superb cherry color and floral aromas, giving well balanced wines, between power and refinement.

What client say?

Ministère de l'intérieur - L.CH

Par le présent message et au nom de notre direction générale, je tenais tout particulièrement à vous remercier pour l’accueil qui a été réservé à notre délégation le 16 mai 2019 lors de notre visite aux Caves DUHARD. Ce déplacement au sein de votre magnifique domaine était un ravissement pour l’ensemble de nos délégués qui ont apprécié l’accueil qui leur a été réservé. Ce moment privilégié passé au sein de votre cave a concouru à véhiculer une excellente image de la France auprès de partenaires étrangers attachés à toutes ces valeurs. En vous renouvelant nos remerciements pour l’ensemble de ces attentions, je vous prie d’agréer, Monsieur Mineau, l’expression de ma considération distinguée.


Accueil très sympathique, expérience oenotouristique plus qu'intéressante, possibilité d acheté vins, salaisons et huiles produites dans la région.... à faire !

Very Nice

Impeccable hosting and welcoming ! Interesting visit and tpo of the notch tasting ! We recommand the detour. It was a real present...ideas for celebrations and holidays!

What a happiness !

To do absolutely, at least to know a rather rare job. The visit was nice, but the tasting was totally extraordinaire. Advice, anecdotes, good time with good wine. The Loire Wines are not the most known, and that is a shame ! The Caves Duhard should make you change your mind. Go there if only just for an hour of pure pleasure shared with passionate people !


It changes of the habitual visits. Thanks to them, I learned to taste the wine like a pro. Thank you. Very good products to taste with very pleasant persons.

Nice cave !!!

Really nice cave, really good hospitality, tasting with anecdotes on wines and its heritage!!! Really good visit.

Informed advice and nice choice of flasks

A visit of the caves followed by a wine tasting with informed advice and a little bit of cheese to munch on between each glasses. Explanations of tasting and on the aging of the wines. Nice choice of old bottles, perfect to offer oneself wines of a particular year. Reasonable rates.