What initiatives have you at Chateau Mont-Redon put in place to ensure your winery are run as sustainable as possible?
- Recycling program for glass and cardboard
- We have bought 3 more plows and divided by 4 the herbicide use. Another new tractor with another kind of ploughs system is arriving this year. Our objective of zero herbicides in 2 years
- Canadian wells: cost-free air conditioning system in the fermenters room
- We have our own water treatment station for any used water that is coming out of the winery, vineyard ware house and workers habitations
- We have a weather forecast station in our vineyard, gives us accurate weather data that help software to create development models for diseases (mildew) to better evaluate risk and therefore adapt sprayings
- Dripping irrigation is the best technique for saving water when watering is needed
- White oil organic spraying before bud break
- 2018 was a year with very high mildew pressure so we had to make 8 sprayings – 3 organic and 5 with very low CMR chemicals
How do you work to minimize your carbon footprint?
- Light weight bottles for CDR screwcap
- We are not turning organic, but work for less gas consumption
- The new tractor is lower gas consumption engine
- Providing housing for seasonal people (workers and interns), so no gas used to come to work
- We have signed a new contract with electricity company to be only delivered “green” electricity.
Do you have any certifications linked to organic/biodynamic farming, sustainable farming, carbon footprint etc?
- HVE level 3