Welcome to Terroir – The Madras Wine Club

An initiative to promote the appreciation of wine with food and culture from around the world. The club comprises of wine enthusiasts in Chennai. We associate with organizations, institutions and companies with similar objectives in India and Overseas for the exchange of information and thereby contribute to the process of the education and appreciation of wine and related subjects of its members.

Terroir (in French) denotes the special characteristics that geography bestows upon wine. It can be very loosely translated as “a sense of place” which is embodied in certain qualities, and the sum of the effects that the local environment has in the production of wine. The concept of Terroir developed through centuries of French wine making based on observation of what made wines from different regions, vineyards or even different sections of the same vineyard so different from each other.