A cooperative mindset
Developing Organic Agriculture
Working the soil, measuring and reducing the use of chemicals, using plant cover….our winegrowers implement a number of actions to ensure sustainable wine production. Some of them have decided to go even further by embarking on the process towards converting their land to organic farming. The Vignerons des Terres Secrètes have even set up their own SCEV (Société Civile d’Exploitation Viticole), a cooperative group that has been certified organic, to facilitate and secure changes to winegrowing practices within this SCEV. A total of 23 ha (57 acres) of land is currently being converted to organic farming in appellations from both wineries, including Mâcon-Villages, Saint-Véran and Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. Vineyard floor management is carried out without herbicides, using organic products in low quantities. The winegrowers committed to this approach work together, constantly analysing their practices and promoting a cooperative mindset through their strong commitment to the environment.