Jean-Michel Stéphan through his father and his great grandfather, comes from a family of
vegetable and fruit growers. At the beginning, the wine estate included 2 hectares in theCôte-rôtie AOC area from which the grapes were sold to a local wine merchant. It was only
in 1994 that the first bottles of the estate were marketed.
In 2017, Jean-Michel Stéphan joined forces with his son Romain to create the Maison
Stéphan and started to build its future.
The Natural Wine approach comes from Jules CHAUVETa wine merchant and a scientist in
Beaujolais. The idea is to create a wine without adding any correcting product for a better
digestibility and aromatic complexity of the wines. These wines are made for pleasure and
can also be aged.
A charter (AVN) was created in the 2000’s to supervise the
production, educate consumers and have full transparency of the winemakers job..
Nowadays, Maison Stéphan is a family run estate which works with organic winemaking methodsto offer you quality wines well known all over the world.
Jean-Michel Stéphan created the wine estate
They started the production of organic wine
The first production of “natural” wine
Jean-Michel Stéphan went into partnership with his son Romain to create the “Maison Stéphan”
The vine growing
Learn about the seasonal work in the vineyard
October / November
Rebuilding of walls that collapsed throughout the year. Marking for the replacement
of dead vines, pulling out vines and land preparation for the replanting.
December / February
The beginning of vine pruning (2 weeks per month in descending moon for preserving
sap). Burning of vine shoots, vine listing (trellising, wooden stake maintenance),
bending of the canes (Viognier and Serine grape varieties). Cleaning of edges (cutting
of trees, pulling out brambles and bushes). Earthing up the vines with a horse.
Planting of young vines.
March / April
Earthing up the vines with a hoist, pulling down the clod of soil earthed up in autumn
to protect the foot of the vine during winter with a horse (working the soil by horse
between the vines) then passage of the tiller in the vineyards.
Disbudding and scratching the soil with a winch or a horse.
June / July
First and second lifting, disbudding (removal of spurs), soil scratching with a winch or
a horse, plus tiller, plus working with a pickaxe, shearing, treatment of the vine with a
August / September
Preparation of the harvest : washing the buckets, the harvest baskets, the tanks and
all the harvest material. Cleaning of the stairs in the vineyard (to remove dirt), of the
paths for the chenillette.
September / early October
Find below our different “cuvées”, available for sale at the estate and in our shop.
Vin de France 2020
18,00€ – 38,00€
Coteaux de Bassenon 2018
94,00€ – 190,00€
Les Binardes 2019
70,00€ – 142,00€
Cuvée 36 2017
Coteaux de Tupin 2018
94,00€ – 190,00€
Do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment at the
domain or for any further information requests!