We are a Franco-American couple who moved to the South of France

from Chicago in 2003 to take over the Pepin family vineyard, leaving

behind our jobs in finance and public relations for fresh air, starry skies

and organic farming. We believe in respecting the environment, that's why we use no chemicals and let mother nature provide the water for our plants.

Our 11 hectares produce grapes, olives, apricots, cherries, plums, apples, pears, pomegranates, figs, almonds, hazelnuts and black winter truffles. We offer truffle-hunting tours of the property when in season. Tours include a sampling of fresh truffle hors d'oeuvres, Champagne and a taste of our organic Les Pastras olive and truffle oil.

Fine food enthusiasts can adopt a tree at Les Pastras and receive a yearly shipment of olive oil or truffles. The perfect gift! Visitors can even choose their own tree during their truffle-hunting tour.

And for every tree adopted, Les Pastras buys a fruit tree for the One Family orphanage in Haiti.