Created in 1850 the property spreads over 30 hectares, located on the best soils on the hillsides of Sancerre. Rene Laporte managed the Laporte estate until 1986. During these 15 years he was also chairman of the Sancerre Appellation (AOP), giving him a profound understanding of the terroir where his vines were made. These wines are an authentic expression of the clay soil, showing extraordinary freshness and the soul behind Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are certified organic and in 2014 their excellence was recognised by being selected in the top 100 wineries in the world by The Wine & Spirit magazine.
Domaine Laporte have transported their winemaking knowledge to Marlborough, bringing with them the finesse and elegance that can be found in the Loire Valley. Their wines are grown in a mix of deep, gravel soils found in Greywacke and iron-rich clay found in Broadbridge providing incredible length and aroma. When French know-how meets New Zealand terroir, a fusion of harmony is revealed.