Terre des Dames is above all a winery at human scale, run by a small team.
Terre des Dames is run by Lidewij Van Wilgen, originally from Amsterdam, but owner/winemaker since 18 years. She studied viticulture and oenology in France.
“When I came here in 2002, I was touched, overwhelmed almost, to suddenly have the responsibility for so much land.
Now I know that each plot has its own personality, its own strengths and weaknesses.
It has become, for me, the most engaging place in the world. “
With eighteen years of existence, Terre des Dames is today a reputed winery, where Lidewij is seconded since 2009 by her experienced employee Jean-François Huc.
For the cellar, Lidewij is assisted by oenologist Alix Jojot – for the vineyards by technicien Nicolas Schneider.
For the harvest and peak season, there is always the support of her daughters and a loyal team of seasonal workers.