Producer Profile


Vivanterre, crafted by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau in France's Auvergne region, was founded by Rosie and Max Assoulin, with support from renowned sommelier Cedric Nicaise. Made from organically and biodynamically farmed grapes, and vinified using natural methods, Vivanterre embodies the essence of the "Living Earth" from which it originates.

Where The Wines Come From


Auvergne, situated in the heart of France, is an up-and-coming region for natural winemaking. Nestled amidst the volcanic landscapes of the Massif Central, Auvergne offers a unique terroir characterized by its rich soils and cool climate. Natural winemakers in Auvergne prioritize organic and biodynamic farming practices, cultivating native grape varieties such as Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the region's rugged beauty and distinct volcanic character. Auvergne's natural wines are known for their purity, freshness, and lively acidity, with reds showcasing vibrant fruit flavors and earthy undertones, while whites exhibit crispness and minerality. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Auvergne remains at the forefront of France's natural wine movement, offering a taste of its unique terroir and artisanal winemaking traditions with each bottle.