J &P. Noël

Sancerre - Menetou Salon - Pouilly-Fumé


Our estate

The domaine was founded in 1988 by Patrick NOËL. After completing his higher education and spending ten years outside the Sancerre region as a research engineer at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Patrick NOËL returned to his homeland and set up his winemaking business in Sancerre on 1 ha 20 of vines belonging to our family. This new estate developed through the planting of new vines, then rapidly diversified with new plots in the Menetou-Salon and Pouilly-Fumé appellations. Today, our estate covers 17 ha in all 3 appellations.

On January 1, 2011, we became an EARL. The purpose of this change was to integrate Patrick's daughter Julie. She began her higher education at the Lycée Viticole de Beaune with a BTS. She went on to study at the Faculté d'œnologie in Bordeaux, where she obtained the Diplôme National d'Œnologie. To complete her academic training, Julie decided to supplement her knowledge with a number of field experiences both in France (Burgundy, Bordeaux, Roussillon, Rhône Valley) and abroad (8 months spent in New Zealand, the 2nd home of Sauvignon). On the strength of this experience, Julie joined the family business where, in addition to her work in the vineyards, she excels in the cellar, for which she is responsible.

Patrick's wife Elise, who has a degree in computer science applied to management, completes the picture by taking care of all the administrative and accounting tasks.

The estate is located in Saint-Satur, at the foot of the Sancerre hill. Our winery, named Vinée de la Mivoy, is built on the very site of vines cultivated since the 14th century by the monks of the Saint-Satur abbey. Our cellars, buried in the hillside, overlook the entire Loire Valley, with a breathtaking view of Sancerre, the Sancerrois golf course and the estate's vineyards.

Independent Winegrower
high environmental value

Our Family

The vines have been cultivated for many generations by our family, originally from Chavignol. All these generations have lived in the same village for at least 3 centuries. In our family, vines are handed down from mother to daughter. Patrick is an exception to this rule, but Julie's decision to take over the winegrowing heritage is part of a matriarchal line.

Here's a family genealogy spanning almost 2 centuries, illustrated by a few vintage photographs.

Discover our family genealogy

Famille Noël