Sustainable development

From the vine to the glass, an enduring history

Across the entire Burgundy region, the wine-growing plots of land or terroirs are highly valued. For generations, men and women have worked in these exceptional vineyards, driven by their love of the profession and respect for nature. They have always protected their cooperatives, whilst preserving their land at the same time. They bear witness to their great history and pass it down for generations to come.

It is with this in mind that the winegrowers of the Vignerons des Terres Secrètes and Cave des Hautes Côtes have committed to continuous improvement. Theirs is a unique and original approach, which takes care of the men and women who are committed to their work, whilst also taking into account the economic performance of the company and environmental protection. It is based on viability, fairness and durability. Without this ongoing quest for progress and equality, this approach would not endure.

The Vignerons en Développement Durable* (sustainable development for wine growers) charter covers the entire production cycle, from work in the vineyards to the bottle on the table, and takes into account the impact of each action on the environment, economy and society. This commitment is also a human adventure in the purest of cooperative spirits.

*Vignerons en Développement Durable, an association set up in 2007 and backed by wine growers and producers, changes to the “Vignerons Engagés” (committed winegrowers) label. Founded on 37 commitments, the program incorporates environmental, economic and social dimensions that evolve as we learn more. It is based on an audit carried out by AFNOR, an external and independent organisation. This comprehensive, balanced program is the only one dedicated specifically for the world of wine and is updated on a continuous basis. Since it was first launched, it has benefited from the support of local, national and professional institutions.

Cave des Hautes-Côtes

awarded the « Vignerons Développement Durable » label in 2020.

Vignerons des Terres Secrètes

awarded the « Vignerons Développement Durable » label in 2013.