Terres de Syrah, the wine tourism and events department of Cave de Tain, was created in January 2016 when Cave de Tain’s Director Xavier Gomart met local wine guide Marie-Josée Faure.

The wine tourism project of Cave de Tain, originally started in 2009, has not stopped growing since then:

Creation of "Fief de Gambert": a business meeting and wine tasting room among the vineyards of Hermitage, with a restaurant on the ground floor.
Renovation of the stone huts on the Hermitage hill and creation of a wine hiking trail (« In the footsteps of Gambert »).
Creation of the winery guided tour: a 45-minute visit to discover the production of our fine wines.
Creation of Terres de Syrah as a result of common projects and passions. Since January 2016, the diversity of the activities has made Terres de Syrah and Cave de Tain major actors of the wine tourism industry in the Northern Rhone Valley.
Evolution of the company logo: a more refined and dynamic design based on the historic logo of Cave de Tain.
Launching of TerraRhona, the professional Wine School of Cave de Tain, that offers various wine-focused qualifications, both in French and English.
In March 2019, Terres de Syrah received a Silver Medal on the 1st edition of the Wine Tourism Trophies organized by French wine magazine « Terre de Vins ».
In September 2022, Terres de Syrah changed the localization of their offices and moved just across the shop of Varlhona. In the meantime, a new shop of Cave de Tain was created at the same place.
In April 2023, Villa Caroube opened its doors. Terres de Syrah and TerraRhona welcome you there to enjoy tastings, e-learnings, seminars and some others wine tourism experiences.

Our team consists of three permanent members: Bénédicte Bruley, Delphine Ledent and Lucile Darqué. Guillaume Reynaud is in charge of the professional Wine School, TerraRhona. During high season, we are working with several wine experts such as Yann Luquet, Cécile de Blauwe, Pierre-Jean Plantier, Odile Misery, Emilie Devaux and Andrea Randazzo. 

Bénédicte Bruley – Wine Tourism Manager

After Intercultural Management and Translation studies in Paris and several years spent in Germany working in the export and later in the hospitality industries, Bénédicte went back to school in 2015 to take a new direction into wine tourism, allowing her to combine her passion for tourism, languages and wine. As part of her Wine Tourism degree at the University of Nîmes, she joined Terres de Syrah for an internship in March 2016, just after the creation of the company. She takes care of the différents business partnerships and manage the whole team of Terres de Syrah. She can also take you on a tour through the vineyards of the winery in French, English or German.





A few questions to Bénédicte:

  • Which film or TV show could you watch over and over? Live and Become, by Radu Mihaileanu, Arizona Dream, by Emir Kusturica and My Uncle, by Jacques Tati (a classic!). And I love the TV shows The Big Bang Theory and New Girl, which I find hilarious.
  • If you were a meal, what would you be? A creamy and comforting « gratin dauphinois » or a spicy shakshuka (I love eating, I can’t just choose one!)
  • What object are you always carrying with yourself? A book
  • What is your favorite book? Les Mains du Miracle, by Joseph Kessel (so far not translated)
  • As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Firefighter or doctor.
  • What is your favorite quote? I don’t have one but if I had to chose: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page (Saint Augustine)
  • What is your dream destination? Nepal eventually, but first: hiking up the summits in Corsica.
  • And if you were a wine, what would you be? For a white wine: a vin jaune (« yellow wine ») of the Jura region (I love it!). For a red wine: a Saint-Chinian but also an Hermitage!

Guillaume Reynaud – wine and spirits educator

Guillaume Reynaud is a wine and spirit educator: he teaches English dedicated to wine business and wine marketing. Graduated from l’Université du Vin at Suze-La-Rousse, WSET and the famous Edinburgh Whisky Academy, he worked a lot with different wine estates in the development of their export. Since 2010, Guillaume became a truly actor of the wine tourism industry in the Northern Rhône Valley with some prestigious partners. He also created a company in event and wine trade. Today, Guillaume is in charge of the development of the training center under the aegis of Cave de Tain, named TerraRhona. He brings a lot of passion in his activities as educator in both professional and academic fields but also as a wine guide for Terres de Syrah, the wine tourism brand of Cave de Tain.


A few questions to Guillaume:

  • Which film or TV show could you watch over and over again? Interstellar because you can experience it differently everytime you saw it.
  • If you were a meal, what would you be? Fideua negra (typical Spanish meal).
  • What is your favorite book? Le Bruit et la Fureur (Sound and Fury) by William Faulkner
  • As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Astrophysician until my mathematician teacher told me that it required good grades at school.
  • What is your dream destination? Lofoten Island in Norway.
  • And if you were a wine, what would you be? A Cornas.

Delphine Ledent – Wine Tourism Sales Assistant

Born in the region, Delphine got her management assistant certificate in Valence and has worked several years in some major local companies. She has been a management assistant at Cave de Tain for 5 years before joining Terres de Syrah as a sales assistant when it was created in January 2016. Delphine takes care of the administrative work, answers your requests and helps you choose your wine tourism activity!


A few questions to Delphine:

  • Which film or TV show could you watch over and over? Dirty Dancing and French Fried Vacation 2 (Les Bronzés font du ski)
  • If you were a meal, what would you be? Lasagna
  • What is your favorite book? Happy people read and drink coffee, by Agnès Martin-Lugand.
  • As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Schoolteacher in order to get a lot of vacation time!
  • What is your dream destination? Papeete on the island of Tahiti, at a beach bar with a mojito in my hand and my feet in the water!
  • And if you were a wine, what would you be? An Hermitage or a beautiful Meursault.