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Jean Delobre

Jean Delobre of La Ferme des 7 Lunes, located between Valence and Vienne, took over the family business in 1984, following in the footsteps of his grandparents and parents. At the time, the estate was devoted to polyculture and vines were just one of their crops, farmed with chemical treatments while selling the grapes to the local cooperative. But Jean is a man of singular determination, and after having created a group of organic winegrowers at the cooperative in 1997, he left it definitively in 2001 to vinify his own wines in the simplest possible way. The year of 2002 would represent a real turning point for the estate: the herd of cows was sold, and the barn and the garage became the cellar and vat room. Today, about ten hectares of Syrah, Marsanne and Roussanne are cultivated biodynamically with the soils worked by horse, while the estate still includes about twenty hectares of meadows, apricot trees and cereals. What a lovely journey it’s been for this farmer turned winemaker!

Jean Delobre