Le Soula is a truly exceptional winery located in the stunning, yet rugged and montainous Fenouillèdes region of the Roussillon, surrounded by the picturesque foothills of the Pyrénées. This biodynamic winery was founded in 2001 by Gérard Gauby, a highly respected vigneron in the region, who recognized the potential of higher altitude vineyards to produce wines with incredible finesse.
Since taking over the lead in 2016, Wendy Wilson, an accomplished and passionate winemaker with a deep commitment to biodynamic viticulture, has continued the legacy of producing exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of Le Soula.
Here, the terroir is truly unique, with granitic and poor soil, and a challenging climate that includes intense heat, cold and rain, and the Tramontane wind. Despite these challenges, the vineyards are managed biodynamically, providing a haven for local flora and fauna, including wild boar that emerge from the forests in search of water, grubs, and herbs.
The wildlife presence can be quite destructive, limiting the harvest to just 15 hectolitres per hectare, highlighting the challenges of viticulture in this region.
Each bottle of Wendy’s wines is a testament to the dedication, passion, and expertise of her and her team, who strive to produce wines that reflect the unique terroir of this mountain. The freshness, vitality, and finesse of the wines are a true reflection of the exceptional quality and talent that Wendy brings to Le Soula.