Berkmann adds Rhône producer Maison Ferraton Père & Fils to the family
From the 1st of April, Berkmann Wine Cellars will become the exclusive distributor of Rhône producer, Maison Ferraton Père & Fils in the UK, the first time that this historic house has appointed a sole distributor in the UK.
Maison Ferraton was founded in 1946 by Jean-Orëns Ferraton, the scion of family of vignerons with a small holding in Hermitage. Expansion of the family business continued at pace under his son Michel, who added to the family holdings with vineyards in St-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage from which they produce a number of critically acclaimed, site specific wines. In addition to this he established a high-quality negociant arm, producing superior wines from the length of the Rhône Valley. Since 1998, this bijou producer has been a firm proponent of organic and biodynamic farming, with an increasing number of wines produced according to these principles.
Longstanding family friend, Michel Chapoutier took a stake in the business in the late 1990s, however the house remains independent, retaining a distinct identity, personality and style whilst benefitting from the Chapoutier’s know-how and expertise. Ferraton Pére & Fils continue to invest in their historic brand, having recently purchased new headquarters on the banks of the Rhône in Tain l’Hermitage as well as adding to their vineyard holdings in St-Joseph.