Philippe Armenier is considered to be one of the foremost practitioners of Biodynamic farming in the world. Dissatisfied with the results of decades of chemical farming on his family’s wine estate, which had robbed the soil of its life, Philippe looked for alternatives. Philippe converted his vineyards, Domaine de Marcoux in Chateauneuf du Pape to Biodynamic® practices beginning in the late 1980’s. The results were obvious in the vineyard, where the soils sprung to life, as well as in the winery. The estate and the wines it produces has since risen dramatically in stature. Philippe has been invaluable in directing SOAHC on biodynamic techniques to be used in the vineyard.