2019 marks a celebration for Champagne Fleury of 30 years of wine making under the principles of Biodynamie.
At the hands of Jean-Pierre Fleury they were the first Champagne Maker to completely convert to biodynamics. His interest in sustainable wine growing began in the 1970s when he tried using manual tilling (as opposed to herbicides) and composting (as opposed to synthetic fertilizers). He began a trial with biodynamics, applying it to just 3 ha, in 1989 and then in 1992 used it across the whole of his vineyard holdings.
All 15 hectares that Fleury own (90% of which is Pinot Noir) are cultivated using biodynamics, which makes them the largest biodynamic producer in the entire Champagne region.