Robert has lived in France since 1994 and has traveled to Australia, Italy, Spain and California visiting and working in various wine regions before settling in France. He is extremely committed to helping preserve the environment, always looking for harmony between production, taste and needs of the market.
From the start Robert has shown himself to be a visionary and a pioneer in sustainability in the region. Chateau Maris was the first biodynamic certified winery in the appellation, the first Bcorps certified winery in Europe and has the only cellar in the work made of hemp bricks. The building is entirely Bio-degradable and energy sufficient. Château Maris has been named “one of the most environmentally friendly wineries in the world”, thanks to Robert’s leadership.