Ferraton Pere et Fils is a massive company in the Rhone. They are a winery, producing some of the top wines in the Northern Rhone, especially in Hermitage and Corzes Hermitage. They own vines in several appellations. In Hermitage, they have vines planted in Le Meal Petit Meal, and Beaume. They have old vines, some of which are close to 60 years of age on Le Meal, with their oldest vines dating back to 1946, which are in the Les Diognieres lieu-dit. They also act as a negociant and produce wine from purchased in a myriad of appellations including: Crozes Hermitage, St. Joesph, Cote Rotie, Condrieu, Cornas Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu and Tavel.
They make both red and white wine in the Rhone Valley, Maison Ferraton is a very fine Northern Rhone wine estate that was run for many years by Michel Ferraton. It is now run by Samuel Ferraton, the fourth generation of the family who worked for a while in conjunction with Chapoutier feres. The firm has vineyard holdings in Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage and its wine cellars are located right behind those of Marc Sorrel in the heart of Tain l`Hermitage. Samuel Ferraton is very much an artisan winemakeryet he employs many modern techniques that he picked up while working with the Chapoutiers.