The owners of the winery Domaine Terre de Mistral, Nadia and Serge Davico, are natives of Rousset (near Aix-en-Provence) and the vineyard came partly from Serge’s grandfather, “Galine” as called by his peers.
“In 2008, I wanted to create a range of high quality wines making the most of the Sainte Victoire region and above all to be able to share my passion in my profession” explains Serge.
This is when in 2008, a partnership with Denis Gueury was formed, and the wine cellar and the olive oil mill Domaine Terre de Mistral was born. Today, thanks to the help of a dynamic team they are proud to distribute our wines to wine shops and renowned restaurants throughout France and more than ten countries around the world.
The Domaine Terre de Mistral welcomes more than ten thousand visitors + tourists every year, attracted by the rural and cozy surroundings that they strive to provide every day with passion, and curious to get to know our regional products. This great adventure can been seen on all of their bottles of wine and olive oil, as they all are named after someone in their family.
The Terre de Mistral vineyard extends over more than fifty hectares in different sectors. The sectors that are the furthest away from the wine cellar are situated at the foothill of the Sainte Victoire Mountain.
They bear the vines for the grape varieties, Grenache, Syrah, Rolle, Cinsault and Carignan, which are used to produce their « AOP Côtes de Provence » and « AOP Côtes de Provence Sainte Victoire ». Around the winery of the Terre de Mistral the sectors consist of draining soil, favorable for growing grapes. Being on a plain, it is used to produce their « IGP Méditerranée » wines. To broaden aromas of their wines, they have also planted in this area, Merlot, Cabernet, Petit Verdot, small grain Muscat, Sangiovese, Viognier and Collombar grapes.
After months of hard work and the legendary Provencal sun, with of course some strong Mistral wind, they steer these beautiful plump grapes towards their wine cave.
The winery conducts sustainable agriculture: they believe that we must take into account the health of the plant without forgetting human health. We must integrate the idea that soil life is essential, and that we need to protect our water resources and attach importance to life in all its biodiversity. It is a difficult process, and there is no perfect solution. Some are heading to “organic AB” growing methods, other to “Biodynamic”. For their part, Terre de Mistral has been paying close attention to the environmental impact of their vineyard work; implementing a sustainable agriculture that has been recognized High Environmental Value (HVE) This certification is guaranteed by the State, it comes from the Grenelle Environment. The articulation is done around four components:
The Terre de Mistral wine cellar has gone through regular technical changes since its creation to make it an advanced tool in the development of their, “rosé de Provence.” The modern facilities of the vineyard and exact methods implemented, also environmentally friendly, allow the wines to fully reveal the richness of their region and the flavors of Provence which are so unique.
Their specialization in the development of rosé wines of Provence does not keep them from creating red and white wines; they also have an underground wine barrel cellar.
So, after months of careful and delicate care with the tanks and barrels, the blends of grapes become the creations of each vintage. Terre de Mistral wines of Provence are regularly rewarded in competitions due to their explosion of aromas and flavors.
The grape varieties planted in the region AOP Côtes de Provence reveal aromas of red berries, citrus and peaches for the rosés, which can be found in turn in the Nadia line of wines, Rosalie, Simone and Anna. Zaello is an elegant dark red, with layers of spices and ripe fruit.