The son of a wine producer and a wine producer himself, Jean Ferraton founded his own vineyard in 1946 in the Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage appellations together with his father-in-law, Jean Reverdy. He passed on his passion to his son, Michel who developed the estate by extending the vineyards and adding the current premises in Tain L’Hermitage. In 1994 his own son, Samuel Ferraton took over and has continued the family’s art of wine-making. In 1998 Samuel Ferraton formed a partnership with the Chapoutier winery. As a result all of the estate’s vines were converted to biodynamic viticulture and the wines became organically certified. Damien Brisset was appointed as Ferraton's winemaker and vineyard manager and he works together with Grégory Viennois, Chapoutier's chief oenologist. The philosophy and style of the wines continue to be dictated by Samuel Ferraton.