Tag: biodynamic

The biodynamic duo

Fifth-generation winemakers Christine and Eric Saurel are the proprietors of the feted Domaine Montirius in Vacqueyras, as well as tireless crusaders of the biodynamic cause. Here, as we launch our Rhône 2015 offer, they reflect on the benefits of a healthy vineyard We’ve been biodynamic on our family estate since 1996. We had already adopted […]

Benjamin Leroux on the philosophy of winemaking

As all eyes turn to Burgundy this week with the launch of 2012 en primeur, we caught up with some of the region’s rising-star producers. First up is Ben Leroux, who – although only in his thirties – began bottling wines under his own name in 2007. Leroux’s energy and intensity appear to be reflected […]

A visit from Churton Wines

Last week, we were privileged to be paid a visit from Churton, a small winery from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Here at Berrys we have a special relationship with the winery, as the owner Sam Weaver is an alumni from our very own Basingstoke cellars! We take great pride in considering ourselves to […]

Montirius Estate: Daughter’s illness led to biodynamic production

Wine Matters interviews Rhône producer Christine Saurel from Montirius, about deciding to become biodynamic and what it means to them   WM: What attracted you to follow biodynamic production methods? CS: When our oldest daughter Justine fell ill we started using homeopathic medicine and found it to be an effective treatment.  This discovery brought important […]