La Grange de l’Oncle Charles

Ostheim, Alsace 
Jérôme François 
3ha. under vine 
5,000 bottles produced per year 
Biodynamic viticulture

Jérôme, just 24 years of age, inherited his vineyards from his grandfather in 2014. He created his own domaine, renamed after the barn that was built on the land by hand by his uncle. He is committed to reversing any damage caused by the previous 50 years’ chemical use in the vineyards by farming resolutely according to Steiner’s principles of biodynamics. All vineyard work is now done by Jérôme and his horse, Sirus, and the estate’s sheep are permitted to graze among the vines, mowing the grass and providing their own brand of organic fertilizer.