Sunday, January 1, 2017
Pride&Joy (Thanks!) shares this:
Conde Nast Traveler
Long before it was trendy, the Perrin’s wines were organic and biodynamic. But the Perrins don’t shout it from the rooftops. “When chemical pesticides arrived in the 1950s, my grandfather refused to use them,” Charles Perrin explains. Today, nine members of the Perrin family work in the business. They are part of the Primum Familiae Vini, an international association of some of the world's finest wine-producing families. Their discretion, and family focus, is appreciated by Pitt and Jolie. The celebrity couple made an incredible investment in the Château de Miraval, lavishing care on the property renovations, and Pitt approached the wine with passion and discipline, sending the Perrins wine label sketches he worked on after-hours at a movie set. Wine geeks can rest assured: You’ll be able to quaff the Miraval 2016 vintage, released soon, on your favorite sunny terrace in the spring. “They are safeguarding the domaine and its land for their children, for future generations,” Charles explains.