About La Vieille Ferme:
Jean Pierre Perrin established La Vieille Ferme over 35 years
ago, when he chose to produce an inexpensive, straightforward
Rhône wine to sell by direct mail to French wine lovers.
He used the same grape varieties in similar proportions
to those planted at the family's Château de Beaucastel, in a
similar vinification process. The result was an immediate success
in France, a wine of character and style in keeping with
its Beaucastel heritage.
Initially, Jean Pierre made only Côtes du Rhône, but steeply
rising grape prices in 1976 caused him to switch to Côtes
du Ventoux and eventually to produce a white wine from
the mountainous Côtes du Luberon. La Vieille Ferme was introduced to the United
States in 1970. The response was an immediate, overwhelming
acceptance and an outpouring of critical acclaim from
eminently knowledgeable critics who recognized La Vieille Ferme
for its consistently fine quality and value.