At Château Soucherie, Pascale and Roger-François Béguinot have turned their dream into reality: to create a place where wine and nature are in perfect harmony, a place to live in and to share with others.
They have brought a new impetus to the property with the transition to a viticulture based on maximum respect for heritage and the grapes, the cellar is an extension of the vineyard: attention to the fruit and its specific qualities.
They are supported by a young and dynamic team with a thorough knowledge of the world of wine, vineyards and local wine with its gastronomic associations.
I love vines and the soil, I make wine because I love it.
After some wonderful experiences in Bordeaux and Burgundy with Grands Crus Classés, I am now in charge of both the vineyard and the wine-making.
I have been responsible for the vinification of Château Soucherie wines since the 2008 vintage. Since my arrival, I have striven to "revitalise" the soils and the vines of this unique vineyard so as to convey to the wines a true sense of terroir.
As a native of the area and a loyal member of the Domaine team for over twenty years, the property and its vineyards have no secrets for me.
I am responsible for looking after the vines and for the smooth running of all the estate's equipment.
Assistant operations manager
I am the son of an Anjou wine grower and I joined the Domaine de la Soucherie in 2007 after completing my diploma in viticulture and oenology.
I assist Thibaud Boudignon in the vineyards and in the cellar and am particularly interested in the vinification technique of the Château's dry white wines.
Administrative manager and marketing assistant
My brother, Franck Carpentier - a restaurant chef, introduced me to the world of gastronomy and matching dishes to wines.
After several years working with Mr. Béguinot, I was delighted to join the team in 2009 to promote the wines of this exceptional estate.
In addition to the administration, I welcome customers to the cellar and advise them as well as looking after the image of the estate on the Web.
Security - Caretaker
I joined the team in 2009 and have been living on the premises with Géraldine and our son Lucas.
I am responsible for the guest house and external maintenance, and I assist and support all aspects of estate activities: events, customer reception, logistics, harvesting, etc.