For the past 20 years, Pascal and Christine Pibaleau have been following a holistic diet and living a holistic life, a life-style choice that led to the cessation of chemical usage in their home. And so, when Pascal started to convert his family’s vineyards to organic in 2005, the transition was seamless. With approximately 15ha currently under vine, including the 3ha that Pascal’s great grandfather originally purchased in 1886, Domaine Pascal Pibaleau sits in the Loire Valley, in the appellation of Azay-le-Rideau. Starting as a multi-crop farm with fruit, grapes and grains, it was Pascal’s grandfather who expanded the family’s holdings to 5ha while narrowing his focus on wine. As a 4th generation farmer who started working with his father in 1987, Pascal aimed to produce the best wines in the region from fruit that has been organically and biodynammically farmed.