Our Approach

Regenerative Viticulture

Towards an autonomous and sustainable ecosystem

Regenerative viticulture is committed to transforming vineyards, as far as possible, into autonomous and sustainable ecosystems in the face of climate chaos. It considers the vineyard in its entire environment: agricultural, geographical and social. Without any esotericism or techno-centrism, it is based on experimentation and all the scientific knowledge available today.

This approach uses a variety of ecological techniques, such as enhancing biodiversity, no-till tillage, stimulating the soil's microbial life, plant cover and biological pest control. The aim is to optimise the health of the soil and its ecosystem, resulting in stronger vines and better quality wines. The benefits are many: reduced erosion, better water retention, increased microbial activity, improved availability of nutrients, and improved air quality. By reducing the need for fertilisers, herbicides and fungicides, regenerative viticulture reduces costs and environmental impact, while improving wine quality thanks to soils enriched with organic nutrients and minerals.

Understanding Regenerative Viticulture

Regenerative viticulture, far from being a novelty, is a reinvention of traditional agricultural practices adapted to contemporary challenges. It is seen as an adaptable toolbox rather than a rigid set of rules. The practices vary according to the specific needs of each vineyard, making it possible to improve soil health and biodiversity. The aim is to promote healthy, living soil that contributes to biodiversity and climate mitigation. This method goes beyond sustainability, generating tangible ecological benefits both locally and globally. It is accessible to all levels of cultivation, from conventional to biodynamic, focusing on improving soil health and capturing carbon.

To find out more, read the book Viticulture Régénératrice by Jamie Goode, translated from English by our winemaker Stéphane Revel Viticulture Régénératrice

Our Commitments

In the face of the climate challenge, we recognise the need for more resilient and sustainable vineyards. Our transition to regenerative viticulture aims to create self-sufficient vineyards through a variety of ecological practices. An important tool in regenerative agriculture is the integration of animals, which is thorny in the case of viticulture but there are successful examples under certain conditions. On the other hand, we have chosen to plant resistant grape varieties: as they do not require treatment, they will be a major asset in reducing our ecological impact.

This transitional decision reflects our awareness of the environmental and social issues facing the wine industry. Our motivations include preserving the ecosystem, responding to climate change, respecting consumer health and our commitment to sustainability. By favouring environmentally-friendly practices, we aim to produce quality wines without chemical residues and to promote a healthy lifestyle, while being a model of sustainability in the wine industry.