Marc used to live in a cave set into the Vosges mountains. He began his journey into wine making as a lab technician for a company that controls appellations in France (INAO). He later moved further into the vineyard, responsible for selecting lieu-dits and potential grand crus. The job gave him good insight into who were getting things right and who were getting things wrong in the region. In 1993 Marc and his wife Anne-Marie established their own domaine, formed of plots previously belonging to their parents. They immediately began the transition to biodynamic farming, achieving official biodynamic status in 1996.