Apple growers and Vintage Calvados's producers for seven generations in the Bocage Ornais.
The HUARD family has been anchored for seven generations around the villages of Caligny and Montilly sur Noireau, on the edge of Suisse Normande (south-west of the Calvados department). The environment is typical of the Ornais bocage with its hedges, pastures and orchards, watercourses and very beautiful houses of schist and sandstone.
Originally, the HUARD farm was traditional, of the mixed crop-breeding type.
Today, although the cider-making workshop with its production of Calvados AOC is the main activity, the estate has kept free-range suckler cows to maintain the 18 hectares of high-stem orchards facing south and the meadows.
It was in the 1950s that MICHEL HUARD, Jean-François GUILLOUET-HUARD's grandfather, the current owner of the premises, began to sell his Calvados in the Paris region, proud of his Calvados and convinced that it had a place alongside the greatest prestige digestives. As the years go by, the philosophy of the MICHEL HUARD house has not changed: to produce high quality eaux-de-vie, leaving time to time, and intervening as little as possible in the different stages of production, leaving the terroir s 'express as much as possible.
In 2004, following in the footsteps of his grandfather MICHEL HUARD from an early age, Jean-François GUILLOUET-HUARD, passionate about the profession and proud to have inherited his grandfather's knowledge, took over the family estate with the intention to honor the work of his predecessors. Quality remains the priority of the MICHEL HUARD house; Jean-François has just acquired a new 300 m² aging cellar in which he will age his Calvados for many years to continue producing very great vintage Calvados and thus offer us great tasting moments.
Thanks to their work and passion, Calvados Michel HUARD have today a very good reputation and distribute their famous Calvados Millésimés in the greatest Parisian establishments and all around the world.
Opening hours : 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m.