Producer Profile


"The vineyards are worked naturally without any chemical aids and Tom is certified organic by
And while he does occasionally use biodynamic techniques to activate and nourish his soils, over the years this has become less of a priority. Instead, an adamant dedication to cover crops has completely transformed his soils and in turn the wines. Tom is convinced that the increased insect life within the soils, particularly worms, has changed the flavors of his wines. Another shocking effect: a drastic drop in alcohol. Tom has always harvested much earlier than most, usually starting with the Muscat in early August. In 2005, they would typically reach a potential of 13.5% alcohol. In 2018, they came in around 10.5% - Louis/Dressner Selections"

Where The Wines Come From


In the rugged landscapes of Roussillon, natural winemaking is a testament to the region's wild beauty and rich viticultural heritage. Tucked away in the southeastern corner of France, bordering Spain and the Mediterranean Sea, Roussillon boasts a diverse terroir of rocky hillsides, sun-drenched plains, and coastal breezes. Here, amidst ancient vineyards, winemakers embrace organic and biodynamic farming practices, cultivating indigenous grape varieties such as Grenache Noir, Carignan, and Mourvèdre with care and respect for the land. In the cellar, minimal intervention is the guiding principle, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from Roussillon are a reflection of the region's rugged beauty, with their bold flavors, intense aromas, and a sense of place that captures the spirit of this enchanting corner of France.