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.
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.
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
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.
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.