A family story
The second largest vineyard in France, the Rhône Valley vineyard stretches along both banks of the river. This region has also seen the birth of some of the most prestigious appellations in the world. The complexity of its soils and its climatic hazards give the wines of this territory distinctive characteristics, which you will find in Terra6840 wines.
Between the Rhône and wine is an old love story, which has its roots in High Antiquity. It is a fascinating and limitless story, perfectly reflecting the atypical character of our wines. Passionate about this region and its vineyards, Olivier Vetsch founded in 2008 the Société Civile d'Exploitation Agricole "Les Esprits Sains". This family estate, located in the south of the Rhône Valley, in the Gard, in Saint-Alexandre, is today maintained and developed in collaboration with his son Martin Vetsch.
Since its acquisition, considerable work has been carried out to bring it to a higher quality standard. In this way, we are constantly protecting and improving this value that we wanted so much to bring to it: favoring quality over quantity.
Terra in a few figures
Each year, our vines give birth to approximately:
5,000 bottles of TERRA Esprit Blanc.
15,000 bottles of TERRA Esprit Rouge and Millésime.
Our Red Wines are aged 70% in oak barrels (Esprit), and 30% in traditional refrigerated vats (Vintage). Our White Wines are entirely aged in oak barrels.
The design of the “Esprit” bottle was born from a collaboration with the artist Ara Starck. These bottles are made in limited edition.
Our work has been rewarded several times, particularly in competitions organized in the Rhône Valley. We are very proud of these various medals testifying to the quality of our wines.