Château Maris

Basic Info

Robert Eden, a biodynamic winemaker, has built the world’s first hemp cellar with Château Maris. When the vineyard was purchased in Languedoc, the initial yields were lower than expected. The soil was dead, due to the previous farmer’s overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, so we looked at ways of rejuvenating it, using compost. Biodynamic preparations were added to one organic compost pile and another was left alone. After a while the biodynamic pile container far more living organisms so the decision was then made. It was a business decision since the vines are now healthier and grow longer – and the quality of grapes is better.

Country:
France
Region:
Languedoc-Roussillon
Year founded:
1997
Owner:
Robert Eden, Kevin Parker
Winemaker:
Robert Eden
Organic:
Biodynamic
website:
http://veritywines.com/producer/chateau-maris/