Domaine Filliatreau is having a ‘portes ouvertes’ on Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th. Pop in to taste good quality Saumur Champigny wines and I’m sure much more.
Open house at Domaine Filliatreau, Saumur Champigny, May 25th/26th
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