PHILIPPE ARMENIER

World-renowned biodynamic consultant and winemaker Philippe Armenier (recipient of 100 points from Robert Parker, Wine Advocate) is the former owner of the Domaine de Marcoux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France.

 

He has pioneered biodynamic practices since 2001 with some of the top and cult wineries on the West Coast of the United States.

VINEYARDS CONVERTED

CALIFORNIA
 
Grace Family Vineyard
Ehlers Estate 
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Grgich Hills Cellars
Sycamore Vineyard
Sullivan Vineyards
Opus One Winery 
Viader Vineyards and Winery 
Rudd Oakville Winery 
Nickel and Nickel
L'Aventure Winery 
Halter Ranch Vineyards
Unti Vineyards
Flowers Vineyards and Winery 
Ambyth Estate 
Sawyer-Lindquist Vineyards
Drew Vineyards
Sea Smoke Vineyards
Brander Vineyards
Zimmerman Vineyards
Jada Vineyards
Booker Vineyards
Martian Ranch
Wentworth Ranch

Oakville East
Realm, Napa Valley
Justin winery

Cover Estate

Villa Creek winery
 

OREGON
 
Archery Summit Winery 
Brooks Winery 
Winderlea Vineyard and Winery 
Beaux-Freres Vineyard
Beacon Hill Vineyards
Montinore Vineyards
 
 
 
WASHINGTON
 
Cayuse Vineyards
Den Hoed Wine Estates
Hedges Family Estate

VINEYARDS IN CONVERSION

CALIFORNIA 

 

Cain Vineyard and Winery

Castoro Cellars

Conn Ranch Vineyards

Demetria Estate

Epoch Estate 

Pine Hawk Vineyards

Sumida Sisters Vineyard

Skipstone Ranch

Keller Ranch Estate

OREGON

 

Holloran Vineyard Wines

 

 

WASHINGTON

 

Wilridge Winery 

 


CANADA

 

Jamie Fochuk

BIODYNAMIC COFFEE CONSULTING

Here above you can see 2 pictures of Geisha coffee, taken on March 6, 2017

at Finca Deborah, Boquete, Panama.

Bottom left picture: Biodynamic farming (started mid-July 2016)

Bottow right picture: conventional farming.

After only 8 months and when compared to the conventional area, the Biodynamic part already displays a greater vitality which can be noticed notably through the glowing and lustful aspect of the leaves, as well as a beginning of vertical habit. 


The Biodynamic coffee cherries were noticeably more aromatic and floral, with a longer and more complex finish.

Finca Deborah

BOQUETE VOLCAN, PANAMA

 

World Barista Championship 2016

 

Berg Wu of Simple Kaffa in Taiwan has won the 2016 World Barista Championship in Dublin, Ireland. Wu becomes the 17th coffee professional to earn this title, in an international tournament held each year since 2000.

 

Berg Wu competed at the event using a Geisha variety coffee grown at Finca Deborah, a coffee farm located in the Volcan region of Panama. The farm, owned and operated by fourth generation Panamanian Leslie H. Freitag, is located at 1900 meters above sea level and specializes in Geisha variety coffee, a rare and revered coffee type. This remote farm uses solar power for all practices and is located within Panama’s Chiriquí Province.

Finca Sophia. Volcan. Chiriqui province. PANAMA

Boot Coffee . San Rafael . CA

© 2017 Philippe and Brigitte Armenier