Producer Profile

Domaine Lupin

Bruno Lupin, drawing on his wealth of experience, has established his own winery in Frangy, showcasing the potential of his hometown's terroir. Situated on the hillside of Les Aricoques, the Lupin estate spans five hectares of vineyards, benefiting from optimal conditions with full southern exposure and protection from northern winds due to its relatively low altitude. The molasses soils, a result of ancient mountain erosion, contribute to the unique character of the wines. With a focus on sustainability, Bruno practices organic viticulture, relying on indigenous yeasts for fermentation and refraining from de-acidification, preserving the natural expression of the grapes. Notably, his "Cuvée du Pépé" originates from a parcel of vines over 60 years old.

Where The Wines Come From


Dalmatia, located along the Adriatic coast of Croatia, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, ancient cities, and rich winemaking tradition. In recent years, the region has also become a focal point for natural winemaking. With its diverse terroir, including limestone soils, coastal breezes, and ample sunshine, Dalmatia offers an ideal environment for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers here prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Plavac Mali, Posip, and Malvasia Istriana with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that capture the essence of the land. Dalmatia's natural wines are known for their freshness, purity, and vibrant fruit flavors, with reds offering rich, spicy notes and whites showcasing crisp acidity and minerality. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Dalmatia remains a leader in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of Croatia's rich cultural heritage and Mediterranean charm with each bottle.