Terre Forte

Rhone, France

Terre Forte

Pierre Jauffret and Nadine Auray are farming 25 hectares in Southern Rhone. Pierre worked as a winemaker in Napa Valley, California and returned to France to set up their estate in 2000, his first vintage 2001.

The 25 hectares has been organic since 2003, officially from 2008, and biodynamic from early 2010s. Low use of sulphur, and aging in concrete vats is standard for all of their wines. With a view to preserving heritage and the environment, this approach is indeed a priority for the terroir, wine and future generations.