Who are the Elles du Moulin?
It is a mother daughter duo, creative winegrowers, passionate about their profession and united by the family bond.
A family affair
Sylvie and Christian Plessis meet on the school benches. They share the same dream: become winegrowers. After their studies, the young couple moved to the Moulin de Chauvigné in 1992 with the ambition of creating a magnificent recognized vineyard, with prestigious vintages. They start with only 3 hectares of vines in Savennières and Rochefort-sur-Loire.
The trials of life
After 25 years of activities, 13 hectares of vines and undeniable success, Sylvie and Christian want to experience other adventures. After several months of reflection, they made the decision to put the vineyard up for sale. But history is turned upside down. Christian dies suddenly when he has just turned 51. Now without Christian, Sylvie does not look to the future and their adventure project together ended with him. Despite the pain, she decides to withdraw the vineyard from the sale and continue with the exploitation.
A new story is being written
This was without counting on the arrival at the estate of the youngest of their daughters, Manon, who practiced her pastry skills at the Savoy, a famous 5-star hotel in London, pushes for creation and renewal. It is now within the domain family that she fully invests alongside Sylvie.
Together, they imagine the Moulin de Chauvigné of tomorrow. He is creative, curious and passionate, just like Elles.