Producer Profile

Les Equilibristes

Les Equilibristes is a unique wine project that stands out for its collaborative and innovative approach. Founded by winemakers Thomas Jolivet and Philippe Zufferey, Les Equilibristes, meaning "The Tightrope Walkers," embodies a philosophy of balance, creativity, and minimal intervention in winemaking.

The project brings together a collective of passionate winemakers from different regions, each contributing their expertise and unique perspectives. This collaboration allows Les Equilibristes to produce a diverse range of wines that highlight the distinctive terroirs and grape varieties of their vineyards.

Les Equilibristes is committed to sustainable and organic viticulture.

Where The Wines Come From

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historic chateaux, is also a prominent region for natural wine production. Nestled along the meandering Loire River, this diverse wine region boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back centuries. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in natural winemaking, with many producers embracing sustainable and organic practices. In the Loire Valley, natural winemakers often focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, allowing the grapes to shine with minimal intervention. From the crisp, mineral-driven whites of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to the elegant, light-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, the diversity of grape varieties and styles in the region is reflected in its natural wines. These wines typically exhibit vibrant acidity, bright fruit flavors, and a sense of purity that captures the essence of the Loire Valley's cool climate and limestone-rich soils. With its commitment to authenticity and respect for nature, the Loire Valley continues to be a beacon for those seeking distinctive and environmentally conscious wines.