The Ferraton Père & Fils estate in Tain l’Hermitage was founded in 1946. The Mistral wind makes the Northern Rhône valley cooler than the Southern Rhône and it is reflected in the characteristics of the wine. In 1998, the vineyards began to use biodynamic farming principles in an effort to allow the personality of the terroir to be expressed. In 2004, Michel Chapoutier bought the estate and runs it with some prime vineyard holding in the Northern Rhône as well as negociant releases. In 2013 the entire vinification facility and cellars were updated with state-of-the-art equipment and fermentation tanks sized to their vineyard parcels.