A Study in Wine: Sustainable, Organic, and Bio-Dynamic Selections

Array of wine glasses

Join us in Hempstead House as we celebrate and sample sustainable wines with expert Michael Douglass and guest speaker Jacques Herviou, Partner of Chateau Maris in Languedoc, France.

“One of the most environmentally friendly wineries in the world”
-The Wine Spectator

Chateau Maris is a 79-acre biodynamic and organic estate divided into a multitude of small vineyards on the hillside above the village of La Livinere, the first Cru Classe of the Minervois, in the Languedoc. It received Ecosert certification in 2002, then Biodyvin in 2004, Demeter in 2008.

Chateau Maris has been a pioneer and leader in the sustainable, organic and biodynamic movement in wine growing as well as wine making. The quality, energy and value of their wines is a credit to their dedication to the movement. Chateau Maris is the first European vineyard to obtain B corporation certification, a label recognized by the United Nations and the European Commission. B corporation R certification promotes companies that transform their business into a virtuous force for good; good for workers, good for communities and good for the environment.

Along with the presentation participants will be tasting six Jacques Herviou wine selections.

Tickets: $55 for members, $60 for non-members
Includes parking

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About Michael Douglass:

Michael Douglass is a 57 year veteran of the Wine and Spirits community. As proprietor of Post Wine and Spirits in Syosset, N.Y. for 55 years he led the store to become one of the leading stores in the metro area. As an adjunct professor at Hofstra University he conducted the Wine Studies program. Presently he leads the Wine education program at the Sands Point Preserve in Sands Point, N.Y. Michael brings his vast experience in consulting with some of the leading wine merchants in the New York area. He has traveled extensively interacting with historical estate owners and wine and food personalities such as Joseph Heitz, Madame Bollinger, Baron Philipe Rothschild, Angelo Gaia, Harry Waugh, James Beard and – Julia Child. As president of the Natures Vineyards Wine Council he is passionate about recognizing the need for sustainability in wine production now and for our future. For more information visit https://www.naturesvineyards.com/.