Domaine Eugène Meyer is a Demeter-certified Biodynamic estate in the Alsace region of France. It has been continuously Biodynamic longer than any other winery, after Eugène and his wife Marie Rose converted to Biodynamics in 1969. Eugène had suffered the paralysis of an optic nerve when using a conventional vineyard spray. Eugène’s homeopath suggested he investigate Biodynamics but with essentially no other Biodynamic wine-growers to consult Meyer ended up reading a book on the subject by Harold Kabisch and working it out for himself. Eugène and Marie Rose were succeeded by their son François and his wife Sylvie. Now, one of François and Sylvie’s children, Xavier Meyer, is assuming various roles in the business.
Vineyards: 1991 10.6 hectares (26.2 acres.) | 2002 9 hectares (22.2 acres). | 2005 10 hectares. | 2008 10 hectares (24.7 acres).
Biodynamics: 1969 Biodynamic practices have been used here since 1969.
Certification: 1980 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification, the estate having joined Association Demeter France in April 1980. | 1985 One of three French wine estates to gain official recognition as ‘AB‘ or Agriculture Biologique from the French state (Nicolas Joly and fellow Alsace grower Domaine Pierre Frick being the others).
2018 Still Demeter-certified Biodynamic.
Domaine Eugène Meyer
21A rue de Bergholtz-Zell, F-68500 Bergholtz-Zell (Bas-Rhin), France
Tel+33 (0)220.127.116.11.87 | www.eugenemeyer.fr