The Lauverjat family has been growing grapes in Sancerre for generations in the tiny village of Sury-en-Vaux. Almost all of the appellation of Sanceree lie on the left bank of the Loire, opposite Pouilly-Fumé, in the western part of the Loire Valley. In the High Middle Ages, the wines of the Loire Valley were the most esteemed wines in England and France. In the past, The Lauverjat family always sold off the grapes to other producers, but decided eventually that it was sad to work so hard all year in the vineyards and then not be able to enjoy the fruit of their labour. So Christian and Karine Lauverjat have made improvements over the years, including a transition to sustainable viticulture. They have the confidence and the resources to produce structured wines of individuality and style which are popular with the off and on trade alike. They also produce wines under the appelleation of Pouilly-Fumé.