Domaine Johanna Cécillon is composed of 11 hectares of orchards between the villages of Sévignac and Trédias, in the northeast corner of Brittany. Johanna’s grandparents and parents are all cider producers, but upon meeting her husband Louis Cécillon, she was inspired to produce a cider unlike anything else. Louis comes from a family of winemakers in the Northern Rhone that goes back 12 generations, including his uncle Jean-Louis Grippat, who was a well known producer of Saint Joseph. Starting with a press that has been in the family since 1933, Johanna Cécillon has taken a winemaker’s approach to cider production. Using the heirloom varieties of apples in her orchards (some of which are now illegal to replant), the juice is aged in used Hermitage Blanc barrels before the prise de mousse, resulting in a unique and distinctive cider.