Fédération des Vins de Nantes

We represent

Approximately 550 AOC winegrowers in the Nantes region
(Muscadet – Gros Plant du Pays Nantais – Coteaux d’Ancenis)

Approximately 400 operations whose main activity is related to winegrowing

9000 hectares (22,230 acres) of AOC vineyards in three departments (Loire-Atlantique, Maine et Loire and Vendée)
8250 hectares (20,378 acres) in Muscadet
600 hectares (1482 acres) in Gros Plant du Pays Nantais
150 hectares (371 acres) in Coteaux d’Ancenis

Approximately 420,000 hectoliters, or the equivalent of 52 million bottles, of wine sold
85% in France and 15% abroad (United Kingdom, Belgium, USA, Japan, etc.)
55% via negociants and 45% through direct sales (mass retail, winery shops, cafés, hotels, restaurants, wine shops, export, etc.)

Our role

According to Article L 642-17 of the Rural Code, the Fédération des Vins de Nantes has been acknowledged a Defense and Management Body (ODG) by the General-Director of INAO (National institute of origin and quality products) for the following AOC: MUSCADET, MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE, MUSCADET COTEAUX DE LA LOIRE, MUSCADET COTES DE GRANDLIEU, GROS PLANT DU PAYS NANTAIS and COTEAUX D’ANCENIS.
The Fédération des Vins de Nantes participates in the protection and promotion of terroirs, local traditions and expertise as well as of the resulting products.

Our mission

  • Develop and update the specifications that define the AOCs in collaboration with INAO
  • Participate in the inspection plan
  • Protect the name and geographical areas of the AOCs
  • Promote the product especially through internal and external communication for the Vins de Nantes AOC
  • Identify research and pilot programs with the aim of improving the quality and uniqueness of the AOC
  • Defend the interests of the winegrowing industry before partners and government authorities

Our organization

An ODG BRANCH with sections for each of the three regional AOCs of the Vins de Nantes (specifications, quality control, protection of names and geographical areas, techniques and testing, coordination with the crus communaux)

A COMMUNICATION BRANCH

  • External communications
  • Internal communications
  • Œnotourism

A STRATEGIC BRANCH

  • Defense of winegrowing interests
  • Strategic coordination with partners (including the Chambre d’agriculture 44, Syndicat des vins IGP section 44, Syndicat des Vignerons Indépendants Nantais and cooperatives)

Thank you for your interest in the Nantes wine region.

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