We've come to know this little white van pretty well over the past 20 years. It's out in the vineyard most days. I wonder how old it actually is. Above right and below left, you can see parts of the plot that will be replanted next year, probably with Sauvignon Blanc grapes that go into making AOP Touraine Chenonceaux wines.
Next year, I've learned, the vineyard owners intend to pull up the vines growing on another plot — about 4 acres — a little farther out on the road. In total they hold more than 30 hectares — about 80 acres — of vines in the area. The current owners/operators of the vineyard are the third and fourth generations of their family growing grapes and making wine here. Here's a link to their website including an interview with the fourth-generation winemaker and some aerial views of the Renaudière vineyard.