Eric Texier produces natural wines from the Rhône and Mâconnais, including Brézème, a little-known appellation. Wine is a second career for Éric Texier. He was employed as a nuclear engineer until he chose to pursue his passion for winemaking. In 1992, he studied enology in Bordeaux, and in 1993, he began his winemaking apprenticeship with Jean-Marie Guffens at Verget in Mâcon. In 1995, he produced his first vintage. His company has two aspects: he makes wines from his own vineyard in Brézème, and he also works as a negociant in other Rhône and Mâconnais appellations.
Éric is now the monarch of Brézème, a minor appellation in the northern Rhône. He was enthralled by the fact that its wines rivalled those of Hermitage in the mid-nineteenth century. However, by 1961, only one hectare remained. Éric has resurrected the appellation and is currently the leading grower in the region. He currently works biodynamically in his vineyards and makes all of his wines naturally, adding sulphur dioxide only at bottling.