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:
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.
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:
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:
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: