"Perhaps THE most dedicated organic/biodynamic winery. Chateau Maris takes every possible step to work as naturally as possible. Winery building built of sustainable hemp, vineyards worked by horse and plow, biodynamic practices in the cellar and vineyard all are geared towards growing the healthiest fruit possible with the best expression of their local terroir in the sunny south of France. In addition, or perhaps as a result, their wines are exceptional values!"
Chris Cree MW
"Producers confronting climate change head-on: Château Maris has taken green winery construction to a new level, building an entire facility out of lightweight, organic hemp-straw bricks that continue to capture and sequester carbon dioxide over many years as they harden."
Dana Nigro. The Wine Spectator
The Change We Seek®
From the beginning, Château Maris focused on sustainable winemaking practices in both the vineyard and the cellar. The process began with the conversion of unhealthy vineyards that had been farmed using traditional practices into organic and biodynamic vineyards. The next step was building an environmentally friendly carbon neutral hemp brick cellar, the first of its kind in the world. The most recent accomplishment was joining the B Corps community.
Through B Corp, Château Maris has sought out a community of like-minded people, working with businesses that inspire thinking differently about solutions on environmental and social issues. The B Corp community helps reinforce Château Maris’ drive toward continuous improvement, and provides a platform for measuring impact and engaging stakeholders and consumers throughout the process. Château Maris seeks to inspire other wineries and businesses to pursue sustainable farming practices, and socially responsible business policies.