Today, we cultivate 18ha of vine and do everything ourselves : from planting the vines to selling the bottles. The team at LAPEYRE is composed of Sandrine, Gabrielle, Magali (commercial, administrative, marketing and wine tourism assistants), Mathieu L., Mathieu P., Fred (vineyard workers), and Jean-Bernard who do a variety of tasks, and Marcel, who is my tireless retired father! We share Sandrine and Gabrielle’s time with two other winegrowers.
In the same way, Jean-Bernard shares a dozen vineyard machine tools with other growers in the village through a cooperative organization based in Chapelle de Rousse, of which he is the manager. This spirit of cooperation and the sharing of means and knowledge is important for Clos Lapeyre : such small-scale estates would find it difficult to have all their own tools and sharing increases communication between growers.