Native of the Loire Valley, Thomas Meunier started his wine journey in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, where he worked for 6 years alongside Frederic Mabileau, one of the master of Loire Cabernet Franc. Love brought him in 2009 in Carrboro, North Carolina where, that same year, he started his wine import company, Authentique Vin. Over the past 13 years he grew his selection patiently to include over 40 organic and biodynamic winegrowers from all over France. His philosophy was shaped in contact with the farmers, believing that wine should be made in the vineyard in harmony with nature. For him simplicity in wine is the essence of everything, a goal surprisingly difficult to achieve but the only path to reveal the sense of the place, the purity of a grape, the humble touch of a farmer, in few words, life in it's most essential way.