Jean-Marc Lafage, the son of winegrowers in the Roussillon region of France, saw the seasons punctuated by the work of the vines from a very young age. A hard manual labour, the steep hills of Maury did not make cultivation easy!
It was in this region, however, that he began vinifying alone, before travelling the world, thus continuing the tradition of this family, where generations of winegrowers have been following one another since 1798.
Although the vines in the plot have now disappeared, Jean-Marc has promised to replant it. In the hope of making his children Lea and Nicolas want to become winegrowers, but above all because this travelling winegrower knows so well what "putting down roots" means. A legitimacy that predestines him to reconnect with his own roots:
After his beginnings in his native land, Jean-Marc continued his professional life all over the world.
From country to continent, it is always on the ground that he cultivates a wide range of grape varieties. Riesling and Syrah on the Clare Valley terroir in Australia. Carmenere, Cabernet-Sauvignon, or Petit Verdot on the terroir of Apalta in Chile. Grenache on the terroir of Catalayud in Spain. From vineyards to appellations, he has acquired a solid experience in targeting the most successful cuvees each time.
But it is on his native land, in the Vignon region, that he decided to live his passion with his wife Éliane, both oenologists. For the love of Roussillon! Jean-Marc, in the vineyard, Éliane in the cellar, they know how to interpret with talent the terroirs of Roussillon.