Episode #534 – Biodynamic and Built From Hemp in the South of France

Also, more about some of the things that Whiskey and Wine have in common, Just in time for “Whiskey on the Rocks in Las Vegas!

Chateau Maris in the South of France really has a story to tell… and who better to tell it than co-owner Robert Eden.  Most wine enthusiasts are probably familiar with biodynamic grape growing and wine making.  However, Chateau

Co-owner Robert Eden and one of his loyal vineyard helpers.

Maris definitely takes this art to a higher level.  There is probably no one who does a better job of explaining biodynamics than Robert Eden, and he takes this very remarkable wine producing art to heights you might not ever imagine. But that’s just a small part of the story.  Consider this… Robert was so determined to build a facility that was one with the land that he constructed what he calls a “vegetable winery.”  Believe it or not, Chateau Maris is built entirely of bricks made from hemp.  Hear the whole amazing story on this installment of Grape Encounters.

Also on this episode, we delve a little further into the growing commonalities between wine and whiskey making.  More than ever before, there are some common denominators that might really surprise you.  It’s a lot to absorb, and just in time for Total Wine and More’s Whiskey on the Rocks event in Las Vegas.  Learn a thing or two about the collaboration between whiskey and wine makers on this episode of Grape Encounters Radio!

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