Story about a winemaker - Terre a Terre – Bottli

Story about a winemaker - Terre a Terre

Terre à Terre is a family-owned wine estate, growing and making still and sparkling wines in two cool climate regions in South Australia: the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills, and Wrattonbully on the Limestone Coast.

Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser both grew up surrounded by passionate winemaking families. In 2005 they launched their boutique wine import business, Terroir Selections. Together they unearthed small, terroir-led, family wine domaines from Europe for importation to Australia. Inspired by the wines they discovered, they purchased a special piece of land in Wrattonbully, South Australia and planted their first vineyard.

Lucy Croser, Xavier Bizot and Figeac the dog of Terre à Terre Wines. (Photo: Terre à Terre Wines)

From the beginning the vision for Terre à Terre has been to grow the very best quality grapes, from the same vineyard sites every year, and then vinify them using the best of French and Australian wine practices.

In addition to Terre à Terre, the couple also grown and make traditional method sparkling wine under the name DAOSA (Dedicated Artisans of South Australia), from their sparkling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills.

Terroir

The French concept of terroir is at the heart of everything we do. With no direct translation to English, terroir can be summarized as the coming together of the soil, climate, landscape, and the people who work on it in a unique expression of place.

Terre à Terre

A French expression meaning “down to Earth”. By paying respect to the soil and the season, we strive to produce an honest reflection of the unique attributes of our vineyard sites.

The Vigneron

In French there is no distinction between the roles of winemaker and viticulturalist. It is assumed that to make the best wine, one must have an intimate understanding of both disciplines.