History of the estate
We are currently the 4th and the 5th generation working and managing in the Château de Passavant. Throught the generations the company evolved The history starts with Jules Falloux in 1900 who bought the Château de Passavant with the money earned, with an activity of tearing out and planting vines during the phylloxera crisis. He did that with his two brothers in a big part of the Anjou and Saumur vineyard. He married Marie Derouet who had vines in the village and started a viticultural activity in the castle.
Then their son Jean took the company and married Marie Bouyer. he developped the company and took a part in the creation of the “Confrérie des Fins Gousiers d’Anjou” (in 1952) to promote the Cabernet d’Anjou in the country.
Their daughter Noëlle Falloux and her husband, took the company in 1965 and built the current winery in 1975 The production site changed (from the castle to the winery) and the production evolved. Noëlle and Jean vinified dry wines, red and white, to the restauration. The vineyard increased from 20 hectares to 40 hectares. Noëlle and Jean worked with professional customers and developed tight partnerships with them. We still keep and maintain some of these partenership currently.