We haven’t mentioned it yet, but Antoine, the elder of the two brothers, had been thinking for some time of teaming up with his parents. His brother Martin felt the same way. After working several months for his family, the eldest, 25 at the time, decided to stay. And being of a reflective nature, he already had a few projects of his own in mind. The team’s good spirit, a precise definition of the work to be accomplished and the objectives, plus some small investments, allowed those projects to flourish.
All this spoke to Antoine who felt at home within such an auspicious environment in which he could give free rein to his imagination.
After studying in Burgundy, Martin reached out towards new horizons. The antipodes made him discover how vineyards grew in New Zealand and Australia. Closer to home, he found out how Grenache grapes grew in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Syrah grapes in Crozes-Hermitage (both in the Rhône Valley). His journey and his experiences have allowed him today, at the age of 24, to envision his future as a winemaker. The brothers are both complementary: Antoine, who is methodical and brainy with an incredible wine culture for his age along with a love for life, and Martin, who seems to feel the intangible and is gifted with a receptiveness that allows him to read, understand and feel nature.
Two personalities: the future of Mas de Périé...