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Stéphane Othéguy

Stéphane Othéguy is a fifty-something peasant vigneron with vineyards in such prestigious appellations as Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, and Saint Joseph... An outspoken advocate for organic agriculture and member of the environmental association Nature et Progrès, Stéphane is as much a farmer as he is a winemaker. In addition to his 3 hectares of vines, this man of the earth cultivates 5 hectares of fruit trees, including everything from apples, pears, and figs, to an orchard of Ampuis apricot trees planted by massal selection, all surrounded by 5 hectares of woods and 3 hectares of pasture! But make no mistake JUS fans, Stéphane is a true heavyweight among winegrowers (in fact, his arms look like my thighs! But seriously…). Simple and pragmatic in his approach, he explains that organic wine is actually less expensive to produce. No surprise, since you don't have to buy an arsenal of poison that costs an arm and a leg... His wines are indeed natural, with hardly a pinch of sulphur at bottling, and a level of precision that has only grown in the last vintages. His Condrieu is a rare gem and his cuvées of pure Sérine (a local variety of Syrah) are veritable sensations.

Stéphane Othéguy
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