High Environmental Value
It is based on environmental performance indicators that cover the entire operation. Certification certifies that the elements of biodiversity (hedges, grass strips, trees, flowers, insects, etc.) are very widely present on the farm and that the pressure of agricultural practices on the environment (air, climate, water, soil, biodiversity, landscapes) is reduced to a minimum.
Terra Vitis is a network of several hundred winegrowers from all the French wine regions. They share the same love for a generous and living land, worked with respect.
Terra Vitis, at the service of the vine, the Earth and men. Man and his environment are at the center of the Terra Vitis project. Protecting natural resources is one of the major challenges, but it is not the only one. Equally important to Terra Vitis is the health of the farm manager, his employees, neighbors and consumers.
The Vegan label…
From the 2017 vintage, all the wines of Château Galoupeau are labeled Vegan by the Vegetarian Association of France which guarantees the absence of any ingredient of animal origin in labeled products.
In practice, this means that in the wine-making process, we do not use any clarifying products of animal origin (based on fish or pork gelatin, egg whites or casein). Instead, we use pea or potato proteins, while preserving our traditional methods of work.
Our approach will of course satisfy vegan and vegetarian consumers who do not wish to consume an animal product, but also people allergic to albumin or casein.
Consistent with this approach, we exclude in the vineyards, use fertilizers of animal origin like manure or slaughterhouses by-products such as ground horn, dried blood, feather and bone meals.
Instead, we use vegetal compost such as composted grape pomace, a by-product of wine distillation that is available locally. So we favor the circular economy.