Making good wine in harmony
with the land and nature

Following the examples of our forebears, we respect the balance of nature in growing our vines and making wine. And in doing so, our wines reward us with good quality and pronounced 'character'.

We made efforts to maintain the balance of nature in our viticulture long before it became'fashionable' practice for the new Millennium. This "Raisonnée" takes into consideration the important role of nature in agriculture.

We are concerned that the respect of the natual environment is of the greatest importance, so ensuring the maintenance of the 'quality of life' in our countryside.

This in done in order to minimise the damage to an ecologicol 'balance' achieved over the last thousand yaers and to ensure a future for generations to come.

For almost ten years we have practised 'prevention' rather than 'cure' when treating ous vines. We have taken utmost care to onlyu spray where and when necessary using modern selective products in order to minimise any effect on our fauna.

We put an integrated pest management strategy into practice that makes use of modern observation and analytical techniques.

We have installed a whether station in the vineyard to monitor the meso climate. We also take counts and make estimates of the destructive insects as wel as useful predatory insects that can be usefully encourage to keep pest damage under control.

High yields do not produce grapes of good quality, so we reduce our yields by careful prunning and 'green harvesting' and gain the benefit of greater grape concentration and natural resistance to diseases.

In 1994 as we became a member of the FARRE organisation (Forum de l'Agriculture Raisonnée et Respectueuse de l'Environnement / Forum of the Reasoned and Respectful Agriculture of the Environment) and host meetings.