The Vigneron profession first appears in the Terrien family tree in the 1700s when we lived in the Loire valley. Bêcheur was also one of our occupations, which is to say we shoveled dirt for a living. As bêche is a spade and terre means earth, winemaking just seems inevitable. Adding to the destiny of it all, Bêcheur also means pretentious arrogant snob. Perfect.

This branch of the 21st Century Terrien family makes wine in California. Specifically, we make Chardonnay from Sonoma and Pinot Noir from Marin.

Please contact me to be on the list. The Chardonnay is released in March and the Pinot in October. Our wine is not sold in stores, but can be found at The ProgressBoulevard, BenuDaniel, Upland, PioraNoHo StarPearl & Ash, Eveleigh, E.P.

Also, in Maine, we make BLUET, a wild blueberry Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine.