Gérard Bertrand ‘100% biodynamic within five years’

Chris Losh

Chris Losh

10 February 2016

South of France winery Gérard Bertrand has told Imbibe that it plans to farm all its estate wines biodynamically by 2021.

‘We have 600 hectares, 400 of which are currently biodynamic, but the plan is to have everything farmed that way within five years,’ export manager François Pages told Imbibe.

The company, set up by former French rugby international Gérard Bertrand, is already the biggest biodynamic wine estate in France, and may well be the biggest in the world. It is two years into the seven years required for certification of the remaining 200 hectares of vines.

‘It’s expensive becoming organic and biodynamic – a big shift in how you see your vineyard,’ says Pages. ‘But biodynamics especially makes a difference to the flavour. It’s the epitome of terroir; the connection between the land and the human.’

Gérard Bertrand owns 11 estates in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, including Château l'Hospitalet, Domaine des Cathares, Château Aigues Vives, and its most recent acquisition, Clos d'Ora.

Related articles

Spirits & Cocktails

American Bar appoints first female senior bartender in 100 years

[caption id="attachment_39042" align="alignright" width="300"] New senior bartender Phillipa Guy[/caption]The Savoy's world-renowned American Bar has


The Hot 100: Scotland's hospitality group The 100

Back in March, four of the biggest names in Scottish hospitality launched The 100, a group designed to bang the drum for Scottish hospitality.

Spirits & Cocktails

The Balvenie core range gets new addition for first time in five years

<p class="x_MsoNormal">William Grant & Sons has announced it's adding the first core expression to The Balvenie range in five years.</p><br/><p class=


Be At One to double in size over next five years

On the heels of announcing its latest site, Be At One bar chain has announced plans to grow its current portfolio of bars to over 70 in the next five