Stay on Oléron Island: Organize your vacation with Maxime Pinard Group, winemakers over 4 generations!

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To organize your holiday stay on the island of Oléron, trust Maxime Pinard, winegrowers from father to son for 4 generations. It is the great-grandfather of Maxime Pinard who started this wonderful adventure in Oléron, developed with patience and love for the land to offer today, a myriad of services and accommodation, to all those in search of 'authenticity. Two hotels, a guesthouse, a reception room for groups and of course, a 100 hectare wine estate, which produces wines, Pineau and Cognac typical of the island of Oléron in Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, it is all this that we invite you to discover to organize your visit to the island of Oléron.


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Knowing how to live Maxime PInard  Maxime Pinard vineyard
The Maxime Pinard group is above all a family story in the heart of the vineyard and a real savoir vivre!

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A solidly built vineyard with patience and know-how

You do not become a winegrower in the snap of a finger and this land in Oléron, subject to sea spray, to the passion for climatic elements, takes time to tame... In 1889 Georges Pinard set out to farm a small hectare of land, on the side of La Brée-les-Bains, north of the island of Oléron. At the time, Oléron was not the island we know today, radiant, touristic and vibrant in the summer season. It is a small piece of Charente Maritime, which lives from fishing, shellfish farming (shellfish farming), agriculture and its natural charm… It is of course popular with holidaymakers, but tourism does not exist really at this time, one comes for its natural and wild environment. From one hectare bequeathed to his son Jean-Louis, who cultivates it, fines it and modernizes the work, we go to 40 hectares with Jean-François Pinard, who himself sells the farm to his son Maxime Pinard. He further stretches the family vineyard property to reach 100 hectares, while working for regional development by focusing on tourism, in addition to his work as a winegrower. It's a pretty saga, authentic and truly local, that vacationers can discover by visiting the vineyard.


PInard family
A very beautiful family story
Maxime Pinard
Winegrowers from father to son since 1889

In 1997, Maxime Pinard was 22 years old, he left his studies in oenology, viticulture and commerce when he took over the reins of the family business. An important responsibility, which he endorses with enthusiasm, having lots of projects in mind and desires! He works as a family, with his wife Isabelle and together they feed the cellar with their beautiful energy. Culture, harvest, bottling, aging in an aging cellar and distillation with 5 stills, it's a whole range of wine products and not just wines that can be found in the Maxime Pinard catalog!

Alembic Maxime Pinard

The stills, a local and meticulous know-how

Visit of the Maxime Pinard vineyard on the island of Oléron

The wines from the Île d'Oléron produced by Maxime Pinard give pride of place to fruity and fresh flavors. It is a quality terroir, which gives wines of great diversity, but also Cognac and Pineaux. Cognac is an eau-de-vie, made from fermented grape must then finely distilled with a double distillation process, specific to this production area! Pineau is a delicious, fairly sweet wine that can be consumed as an aperitif or with dessert. It is superb with melon or fresh sherbet type ice cream. It is made with grape must and Cognac, but chuuuuut the recipe is secret and specific to each producer...


Maxime PInard vineyard
Come visit the vineyard
Maxime Pinard tasting
A tasting to really feel the talent of these winegrowers!

To find out more, come and visit the Maxime Pinard vineyard! You will discover a presentation film and then we take you into the vineyard to understand the culture of the grape, then direction the cellar to see the production of the wine, its aging and of course, an essential tasting.


Visits are every Thursday in July and August, at 3 p.m. (reservations must be made, 2 euros per person, free for children).


Then take a tour of the shop, you will find regional products , and especially Wine, but also Pineau des Charentes, Cognac, Cocktails and unusual alcohols such as Cognac liqueurs (hummm!!!), flavored rosés, beer with Cognac, vodka made with grapes (a must-try for Vodka lovers), sparkling wines mixing grape juice and Cognac, in white and red.


Groups can enjoy a quality moment with a meal on site, from 20 people. There is a reception hall available for this purpose, which also receives weddings, family celebrations, seminars and conferences on request.


Take advantage of distance selling, thanks to Maxime Pinard's online store for wine products (in French)! For those who have tasted on the spot, for the curious who do not come to Oléron immediately...


Maxime Pinard wines  Pineau Maxime Pinard
Cognac beer
Cognac Maxime Pinard
Products from Maxime Pinard's vines and produced in the cellar

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Stay in the heart of the vineyards, on the island of Oléron

3 accommodation options are available to holidaymakers on the Ile d'Oléron, through the Maxime Pinard group. Native of the island of Oléron and on site for more than 4 generations, you are in good hands, trust locals in love with their territory and terroir!

The Maxime Pinard hotels are winegrowers' hotels who put their knowledge and knowledge of the region at the disposal of holidaymakers. Let yourself be guided to really feel on vacation:

  • The Logis Hôtel de la Plage (in French) is located a stone's throw from the famous port of La Cotinière, blessed by the sun, the spray, authenticity guaranteed. A Logis Hotel with 3 chimneys, a stone's throw from the beautiful beaches, a few minutes from the vineyard and a multitude of outings, activities and tourist sites (Chassiron lighthouse, Cotinière port, etc.) for the whole family. The hotel has all the comforts that one is entitled to expect for a perfect vacation, with a heated swimming pool, a private terrace, air conditioning, wifi, calm and an invigorating breakfast to start off well. the day! A perfect solution for an easy, family vacation, where you just have to open your eyes wide and enjoy, relax.

Hotel Logis de la Plage
Hotel Logis de la plage
The Logis de la Plage hotel

    • The 2-star hotel la Chaudrée (in French) is located in La Brée les Bains, it is a typical village on the island of Oléron with a beautiful weekly market. Here too, you are perfectly situated to radiate all around the north of the island by bike and the rest of the island by car or by public transport in season. You have everything on site to spend a 100% leisure holiday: swimming pool, bike room, terrace with a magnificent view, comfortable rooms with marine decoration!

    Hotel la Chowder
    The hotel La Chaudrée

      Do you prefer to feel at home, in tailor-made holiday accommodation for a relaxing and enjoyable stay? Gîte Maxime Pinard (in French) is located in La Brée les Bains, it is available for rent all year round, adapted to receive you whatever the temperature (inter-season stays are top with good weather and all the services of the island d'Oléron at your disposal). Up to 9 people can easily settle in this house in the middle of the vineyards. 110m2 bright and well equipped, the cottage is quiet and a few steps from the Maxime Pinard shop. Set off quickly to discover the Marais aux Oiseaux, the legendary Fort Boyard and Fort Louvois, the Baudissière channel and its pretty cabins. Indulge yourself by bringing back local specialties to cook yourself: Oléron oysters, salt, tasty fish, Charentaise galette and of course, Domaine Maxime Pinard wines to accompany these delicacies.

      The Maxime Pinard motorhome area (in French), for nomads and road-trip lovers. Have you decided to go on an adventure on the roads of the Ile d'Oléron and Charente Maritime? Stop for a night or two, on the camper van area with stabilized coating. 1km from Brée les Bains, this area is part of the France Passion network, it is free and allows you to meet Maxime Pinard's family of winegrowers, to discover authentic products with a free tasting.

      Are you ready for a quality vacation on the magnificent Ile d'Oléron? It is a sweetness of life, which we recommend that you allow yourself not only in summer, but all year round! Here, we live to the rhythm of the tides, we walk, we visit we discover. Between culture, heritage and landscapes, there are so many things to do that you can never have enough once to embrace all the richness of the island of Oléron! Goodbye !


      Maxime Pinard

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