In the 1940s, Clément and his son Gérard Portaz planted the first plots of what is now known as l’Eperviere. It was a labor of love, starting with 2.5 hectares in the Apremont and Abymes appellations. That love of vines is a family story: Julie, daughter of Gérard, follows her father and decides to become a winegrower. Julie studies enology, and at the end of her studies they acquire three more hectares of primarily Jacquére vines. Domaine L’Eperviere estate is born in 2008.
The winery is modernized to produce the finest white wines. Fermentation is now regulated in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. Marketing begins in 2012, and a new variety is planted that year. Slowly new wines are created: Les Jumelles and Habanera are born in 2013, Eugénie in 2015.
|Proprietors||Gerard & Julie Portaz|
|Winemaker||Gerard & Julie Portaz|
|Annual Production||1500 9L cases|