Christian Binner


Domaine Christian Binner, Alsace


In Alsace, there are numerous environmentally-oriented producers, and one of these is the Domaine Binner, ran by Audrey and Christian Binner in Ammerschwihr. The estate was established in 1770, and now grows around 10 hectares of vines. Organically and bio-dynamically grown, they received the Ecocert certification in 2005, rewarding them for their efforts made in the vines.

"This [natural winemaking] is the form of viticulture that respects humanity the most, as well as ones health and that of our planet." - Christian Binner

Location

Alsace, France

Appellations

AOC Alsace, Kaefferkopf Grand Cru, Riesling Grand Cru

Size

10 hectares

Soils

Clay-silt, limestone, granite

Varieties cultivated

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Auxerrois, Muscat

Age of vines

35 years old

Farming/Winemaking

Organic farming and biodynamic methods applied. No chemical added during winemaking, no added yeasts

Certification

Ecocert (2005)