Joost de Villebois

France

A labor of love...for a love lorn Dutchman!

  • A real team effort, funding from Angel customers and Joost's blood, sweat and tears have made these wines his best yet.
     
  • Joost knows how to preserve the heritage of the Loire region while catering to new world consumers.  He started out in the 90s, producing 2 barrels a year in an old farmhouse... now he's highlighting all the best parts of French whites, 24/7.

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Joost's Story

"I grew up with wine and wine was very much a part of my household. I decided at a very young age, 18, that I not only wanted to drink wine, but I wanted to make it myself too.

I went on to study at the wine faculty at the University of Bordeaux, where I started to learn the tricks of the trade. My first proper wine business was in 1996, when I bought a farmhouse in the Loire area, and started to make two barrels of wine a year.

Being as green as possible in my vineyards is very important to me. We try and use a very limited number of 'products' in the fields.

We also green harvest in order to optimize the quality of the grapes and minimize production per hectare. Finally, we use a technique called 'effeuillage'  the reduction of leaves to increase the sun and light exposure of the grapes.

We have a great team here at Villebois, with Thierry Merlet as our principal winemaker.

My proudest moment as a winemaker? When well known Dutch Wine Journalist (Hubrecht Duijker) spoke of our Sauvignon Blanc as an 'absolute dream of a white wine'.

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