Biodiversity

Respect for ecosystems implies a
profound understanding of nature

The Ferrand team is aware of its responsibilities to future generations, and best practices are a constant concern. We are adapting and changing our practices to preserve the identity and taste of Ferrand wine and continue to produce more great wines.

Vue du Château de Ferrand depuis le parc de la propriété

Environmental certifications

Château de Ferrand has been committed to seeking environmental balance since 2012.

After more than three years of trials, 2021 is the first organic-conversion vintage across the entire vineyard.

In addition to the Terra Vitis (2012) and HVE level 3 (2018) certifications, Ferrand also obtained certification in the ISO 14 001 standard in 2021, which will support its work to protect the environment.

Certifications Terra Vitis, Haute Valeur Environnementale et ISO 14 001
Plantations de semi dans les rangs de vignes et photo de fleurs

Good practiceS

grass cover between rows to maintain vine balance as well as possible

Control of inter-row grass cover through plot-by-plot sowing of legumes, grasses and mustards

use of plant cover as green fertiliser

In addition, use of organic fertilisers
from a local cattle farm

No insecticides are used since 2011, with integrated pest management via mating disruption being the method of choice, organic certification (AB)

In addition, no herbicides have been used for more than fifteen years

the planting of fallow fields and the installation of hives highlight this environmental approach

Vue du Château de Ferrand depuis le parc en fleurs

Miel de fleurs du chateau de ferrand

potager du chateau de ferrand

Herbes aromatiques dans le potager du Château de Ferrand

A unique, protected site

The Ferrand vineyards are surrounded by ten hectares of woodland and meadows, unique for the Saint-Émilion region.

The estate and its protected park are home to rich endemic fauna, including deer, boar, migratory birds, hares and cranes.

The estate’s bees make their honey from flowers in the orchard, hedgerows, vegetable patch and aromatic plant garden.

Oak trees, most of which are two centuries old, cover more than two hectares.

vue du bois dans le parc du chateau

Ferrand GOES THE EXTRA MILE


In 2021, Château de Ferrand left monoculture behind and turned towards agroforestry.

Fruit trees are being planted at the heart of plots, as well as hedges and groves of trees along the edges.

Perfectly attuned human intervention
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