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