Domaine Vacheron is world famous for the wines of a single vineyard. These have beautiful names such as "Les Romains", "Le Paradis", "Chambarates" and "Guigne-Chèvres". The differences between them are subtle and are influenced by the subsoil and exposure of the vineyard.
Vacheron has an excellent combination of vineyards, partly located on the Eastern hills with Silex subsoil. The wines from these vineyards have beautiful, gossamer acidity, great minerality and length. These vineyards are all east of the imaginary line that runs north-south across Sancerre, overlooking the Loire. The other 50% of the vineyards are on the western side of this line, where other famous Sancerre villages are located, Bué, Verdigny and Chavignol. Here the subsoil is less hard and contains much more lime. This gives wines with a wonderfully fresh, almost 'crisp' style. Elegant and pure.
All grapes are picked by hand and transported in small plastic containers to the winery, in the steep and narrow streets of the heart of Sancerre. Unlike almost all other winemakers in the area, Vacheron still actively uses oak barrels to age the wines. Almost never a new barrel is bought, people prefer to buy used ones, but then from top domains such as Domaine de la Romanée–Conti.