Michèle Aubery Laurent, the head and heart of Domaine Gramenon, is one of the most distinguished grande dames in Rhône wine... Her adventure began in 1978 when she bought 12 hectares of old vines in Montbrison with her husband Philippe Laurent. Vinification began in the first year and her first bottles were marketed in 1979. Organic methods were soon after introduced and the wines immediately earned recognition. Over time, plantations and the acquisition of several additional parcels brought the vineyard to its current size of 26 hectares. Maxime-François, one of the couple’s three children, joined the estate in 2006 and has accompanied them in applying the tenets of biodynamic viticulture to the vineyard (today certified organic by Ecocert and biodynamic by Demeter) and in the estate’s completely natural vinifications. The cuvées are always very successful, so much that the name Gramenon is today a reference and the wines are as rare as they are sought after.