Alsace's natural wine icon, Christian Binner, knows a good thing when he sees it. From his sunny deck, he surveys the endless rows of happy vines and declares, "We have a real treasure under our feet here!" Alsace, with its diverse soils, sunshine, and minimal rain, is a natural winemaker's paradise. Though the region is now a leader in organic viticulture, Christian was a pioneer, taking over the family winery in 1999 and embracing natural methods right from the start. (Jenny & Francois)