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: Marie-Josée Faure, Delphine Ledent and Bénédicte Bruley. Guillaume Reynaud is in charge of the professional Wine School, TerraRhona. During high season of 2022, we were pleased to welcome Amélie Nacher and Lucile Darqué, regularly come strengthen the team.
Born in Tain l’Hermitage, Marie-Josée has always evolved in the wine world. She has been working many years as a wine merchant and then created a wine shop and bar of her own in Tournon-sur-Rhône, through which she gradually got involved in wine tourism. Her thirst for learning led her to start the challenging and elitist Master of Wine study programme, the most prestigious title in the world of wine. Her encounter with Managing Director of Cave de Tain Xavier Gomart in 2015 led to the creation of Terres de Syrah in January 2016.
Marie-Josée is both working as Wine Tourism Manager for Terres de Syrah and teaching at the hotel school in Tain l’Hermitage (WSET educator). But her greatest passion is to share her love for the wines and terroir of our region.
A few questions to Marie-Josée:
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:
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 coordinates the activities of the team during the season, creates new products and is in charge of the business development 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: