Ernest Henry Gobin began growing vines for Muscadet in 1904. He cultivated vine-growing at Château Bigotière in 1938, planting Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet) and Colombard grapes.
The vineyards were originally worked with a single horse and plough to tend the soil and trimming of the vines was done with hand shears and the pressing was with a traditional screw press and the wine was transported via river in barrels to Paris.
Henry was fascinated by the art of the vine and wine, a passion that has followed down the generations, including his great grandson who took over shared ownership of the Château in 1971.
Production methods were modernized. A new, modern winery was also built. Daniel became sole owner of Château Bigotière in 1988 and he runs the property with his son.
In 1998, one of his sons, Christophe, set himself up with him and together, they took over a vineyard in the neighbourhood, the total surface grew to 28 ha. In 2004, his second son, Cedric, set himself up and Daniel retired. The exploitation expanded and a second storehouse was built in 2010.
Today, the two brothers, Cedric and Christophe Gobin, operate 70 hectares of vineyards, located in Val de Loire, in the heart of Muscadet Sevre et Maine. Our family operates these vineyards for 4 generations. In a continuing effort as we respect a charter of quality vine to the bottle. To respect the environment we practice a culture of reasoned in connection with a weather station
|APPELLATION(S)||Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie|
|PRODUCER||Château de la Bigotière|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||173 acres|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||500.000 bottles|