unique & typical
“It is an area where living rhymes with your desires for dreams and discoveries. Soothing for the soul, comforting for the body, it evokes the plenitude and sunny your stay.” This is how the Maxime Pinard Group describes its area.A haven of peace where time slows down to the rhythm of the languid ocean to better discover its secrets.
The secret of a domain guarded from father to son by 4 generations of winegrowers. And it is in the heart of this postcard of more than 100 hectares of vines and appellation of origin controlled that are produced the famous Maxime Pinard cuvées.
Since 1889, the whole family has been using its know-how to serve the vineyard. The island of Oléron is endowed with a charm and voluptuousness which are found in the delicate and delicate aromas of its cognac and its incomparable range of regional products.
Live the unforgettable experience of a stay at the end of the world, the discovery of an area where the sea gives the land the color of its vine. Thanks to the Maxime Pinard Group’s centuries-old experience in viticulture, you will discover both a know-how and a “lifestyle”.
Isabelle and Maxime Pinard welcome you to the vineyard with a film presentation and a tour of the farm and the distillery that ends with a tasting.
Groups (coaches, groups of friends / families, seminars, travel agencies …) are welcome for a visit with possibility of meals, from 20 people, in the reception room of the domain.
Visits are held every Thursday in July and August at 3 pm by reservation only. They last about 1h30. Participation of 2 euros per person is required, except for children under 8 years to whom the visit is offered.
The vineyard Maxime Pinard is above all a family history, with 4 generations of winemakers who have passed on their expertise in wine and oléronais.
Georges Pinard, the great-grandfather of the island of Oléron, starts cultivating the first hectare of the vineyard, the beginning of a beautiful story
Birth of Jean-Louis Pinard, the grandfather. He will later take over his father's vineyard to enlarge it to 5 hectares
Jean-François Pinard, the father and third generation, is born. He gets married to Liliane with whom he enlarges the vineyard to 40 hectares
Birth of Maxime Pinard, who takes over the vineyard of his father at only 22 years old, after studying oenology and viticulture and while still in business school in 1997
Maxime gets married to Isabelle, with whom he has two daughters, Aurore and Caroline. They develop bottling at the estate and direct selling
The vineyard is 100 hectares and the Maxime Pinard group has developed many related activities to discover the island of Oléron