Eco-responsible Winegrowers and Eco-citizens

Precursors on the reduction of inputs to the vine, our winemakers
  More than 10 years ago, they committed themselves to a
  agri-environmental name "ECOPHYTO".
Agriculture is multiple and there is different method of
preservation of people and their environment.
Our goal: to produce wines without any residue of
pesticides.
This objective requires a reasoned action in the vineyard and a
constant observation of the life of the plant.
Terrassous winemakers benefit from a Mediterranean climate
dry (Aspres meaning arid, poor Catalan) with more
  300 days of sunshine and 100 days of wind a year.
These exceptional climatic conditions allow a
  Naturally limited use of plant protection products.

Eco-responsible
Winegrowers
and Eco-citizens

Precursors on the reduction of inputs to the vine, our winemakers   committed more than 10 years ago   agri-environmental name "ECOPHYTO". Agriculture is multiple and there is different method of preservation of people and their environment. Our goal: to produce wines without any residues of pesticides.
This objective requires reasoned action in the vineyard and a constant observation of the life of the plant. The vine growers of Terrassous enjoy a Mediterranean climate dry (Aspres meaning arid, poor Catalan) with more   300 days of sunshine and 100 days of wind per year. These exceptional weather conditions allow   naturally limited use of plant protection products.

Ecophyto  ?

It is a national plan, led by the Chambers of Agriculture, aimed at reducing
the use of phytosanitary products in France. This initiative has been
launched after the Grenelle Environment Forum (2008). Since 2008, the
Vignerons "Terrassous" have mobilized alongside researchers, farmers and
chambers of agriculture technicians and have engaged many
actions to achieve this goal.

How it works ?

To achieve the reduction objectives we have set ourselves,
  a whole battery of tools have been set up like:
• Training farmers with obtaining a "certiphyto"
   guaranteeing good practices (individual certificate issued for
   each operator trained)
• The creation of a network of pilot farms to pool the good
   practices
• The posting of a plant health newsletter that alerts the
   producers on the arrival of parasites
• A sprayer control program that is used (a
    poor adjustment leads to unnecessary dispersion of crop protection products)

Controls ?

The state engages more than 300 agents on the territory to assure the
consumers an optimal level of quality and food safety
Town halls, communities, departmental services that manage
the public space and the roads participate in the actions put in place.

Additional actions?

Terrassous explores new avenues for the fight against certain
parasites (such as the eudemis butterfly) by laying out in the vineyard of
pheromone capsules to ward off the pest.
This efficient practice and very respectful of the environment is
unfortunately expensive in time and investment for the winemaker.
During vineyard visits (gourmet walk, starry night, ...), our
winemakers explain to visitors the cultural procedures and the good
practices implemented throughout the year in respect of
men and their environment

Ecophyto  ?

It is a national plan, led by the Chambers of Agriculture, aimed at reducing the use of phytosanitary products in France. This initiative has been launched after the Grenelle Environment Forum (2008). Since 2008, the Vignerons "Terrassous" have mobilized alongside researchers, farmers and chambers of agriculture technicians and have engaged many actions to achieve this goal.

How it works ?

To achieve the reduction objectives we have set ourselves,   a whole battery of tools have been set up like:
• Training farmers with obtaining a "certiphyto"    guaranteeing good practices (individual certificate issued for    each operator trained)
• The creation of a network of pilot farms to pool the good    practices
• The posting of a plant health newsletter that alerts the    producers on the arrival of parasites
• A sprayer control program that is used (a     poor adjustment leads to unnecessary dispersion of crop protection products)

Controls ?

The state engages more than 300 agents on the territory to assure the consumers an optimal level of quality and food safety Town halls, communities, departmental services that manage the public space and the roads participate in the actions put in place.

Additional actions?

Terrassous explores new avenues for the fight against certain parasites (such as the eudemis butterfly) by laying out in the vineyard of pheromone capsules to ward off the pest. This efficient practice and very respectful of the environment is unfortunately expensive in time and investment for the winemaker. During vineyard visits (gourmet walk, starry night, ...), our
winemakers explain to visitors the cultural procedures and the good practices implemented throughout the year in respect of men and their environment

Login

Lost your password?

Create an account?