La Pèira Team

Team La Peira

Rob Dougan

Owner
Composer, having written music for films such as The Matrix and released music through Warners Bros, Universal, Sony BMG, Rob Dougan started La Pèira with Karine Ahton in 2004. A profile of Rob Dougan by Andrew Jefford for Gourmet Traveler Wine is here. A profile in The Guardian Newspaper by Will Hodgkinson is here.

Team La Peira

Audrey Bonnet–Koenig

Wine Maker
Audrey is from Strasbourg, Alsace. After studying science, she changed course to study as an agronomic engineer at the University of Bordeaux, then joined the research lab of Denis Dubourdieu, Professor of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux (working with Château Doisy Daëne, Clos Floridène and consultant at Château Cheval Blanc) also working at the associated oenological lab.

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Karine Ahton

Owner
Born in Montpellier, and growing up in Lyon, Karine is a qualified solicitor and a legal and business affairs lawyer

“The idea that we can make history now, and we can be a part of that is exciting”

 

“…the South of France region in general, is the region that’s unfolding before our eyes, in our lifetime. In the way that we’d love to go back to Burgundy and see the nascence of Burgundy when the discoveries were made.

What would we not pay to go back to that time? and be part of that? and see that all happening? And see those famous, wonderful expressions in their first moment of lighting that flame? Or to go back to Bordeaux, when the Dutch engineers were draining the swamps, and they were going to plant the first of these famous vines? When they had no certainty about what was going to be achieved, and they were just discovering that.

But we have that process unfolding before our eyes, in our lifetime, and we have the key to be part of it. And that for me is extraordinary, and we can do that in the French wine region, and we can do that in a wine region that’s not just making history now but is also the oldest wine region in France. The idea that we can make history now, and we can be a part of that is exciting.”

Rob Dougan (Founder) La Pèira – Interview with Rob Dougan Link

About Audrey Bonnet–Koenig (Winemaker)

Audrey Bonnet–Koenig first (and brilliantly reviewed ) vintage at La Pèira was the 2015 .

Audrey took up the baton from Jeremie Depierre, whose time at La Pèira over 10 years ending with the 2014 vintage was one of extraordinary achievement. (To see our piece first published March 11, 2009 on the early days at La Peira click here.)

Team La PeiraAudrey is from Strasbourg, Alsace. After studying science, she changed course to study as an agronomic engineer at the University of Bordeaux, then joined the research lab of Denis Dubourdieu, Professor of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux (working with Château Doisy Daëne, Clos Floridène and consultant at Château Cheval Blanc) also working at the associated oenological lab.

Gaining some international experience working in Franschhoek, in the Stellenbosch region, she returned to France finally becoming Directrice technique at Château de Sérame a 500 hectare property located near the Canal du Midi and owned by the Dourthe / CBGB Grand Crus groupe.

There she was responsible for the winemaking, and vine growing, converting the entire 175 hectare of vineyard to organic farming.

For the last 7 years she’s worked with Oenologist Claude Gros who has worked with us at La Pèira from the start.

Audrey Presents La Pèira 2016

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