Domaine Les 5 Wy

Many in the wine profession have been called rather unexpectedly to the metier, and that is certainly the case with Johann Widmer. While in medical school, Yohann took a summer job at the wine cooperative in Arbois where his parents had recently moved. The experience proved transformational and propelled Johann to leave medical school and get a degree in viticulture and oenology at Beaune. Afterwards, he worked for four years in Etoile at the Domaine Montbourgeau. In 2003, he began assembling his mosaic of small vineyard plots in and around Arbois and continued this for the next decade while working for the Arbois cooperative and selling his grapes to them. In 2018, it was time for Johann to produce his own wine and he created the Domaine 5WY. With only a few vintages behind him, Johann continues to evolve a winemaking style that is rooted in minimal intervention. He is filled with ideas and projects, and it is going to be a joy to watch this domain develop.