OUR NEW SITE IS
Good Wines From French Hillsides,
Where Vines Abound and Cyclists Roam Free.
At The Thirsty Cyclist we make wines we love to drink. After a day’s work, around the dinner table or even Apres Velo, as wine enthusiasts living in the heart of Burgundy, we pride ourselves on supplying approachable wines, farmed with upmost respect for the environment and vinified with minimal intervention.
Like all good wines The Thirsty Cyclist began with a barrel. In 2015, Tom Kevill-Davies, aka The Hungry Cyclist, was searching for a good, easy-drinking wine to serve to guests at his Cycling Lodge in Auxey-Duresses. Collaborating with good friends and local winemakers Chris & Lucie Santini, they made their first barrel of Beaujolais Lantignie.
This juicy Beaujolais, from organic vineyards in the village of Lantignie, was soon lapped up by Thirsty Cyclists returning from a day on the road, and due to its success, and with supply soon exhausted, in 2016 Chris, Lucie & Tom decided to expand their project and introduce The Thirsty Cyclist to wine enthusiasts beyond the bounds of their village.