Nothing predestined Michel Tardieu to be part of the greatest name from Rhone Valley, unless his passion for wine, terroirs and people…

State employee, he was used, on his free time, to cross in the vineyard from Rhone Valley and elsewhere. Passion pushing, he decides in 1996 to create Tardieu – Laurent in Lourmarin, in the heart of his native Provence.

Since, Michel dedicates is time to select the greatest parcelles, and the best grapes to master them through rigorous but respectful ageing methods, with sharpness and delicacy, to please wine’s “amateurs”.

Michel loved serve some drops of great wine in the children glasses at sunday lunch, imagine his happiness to have them working with him 20 years after, to select, share, blend, age, and give birth to great wines dedicated to Rhone Valley’s lovers.