At Boisset Family Estates, we consider ourselves stewards of the terroir, with a profound responsibility to pass along a clean environment and revitalized, healthy habitats and communities to future generations. We take to heart the Native American proverb that says “We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”
This commitment extends to every part of our business, from our practices in the winery to our choice of packaging, but it has always begun in the vineyards.
We began organic farming in earnest in 1994, and continued to implement rigorous organic methods at each new vineyard that became a part of Boisset Family Estates. Today, all of the family’s estates throughout France, Canada, and California are certified organic or are on the path to achieving certification — a journey of at least three years of uninterrupted natural practices.
Domaine de la Vougeraie has, since 2004, gone further for the cultivation of its Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards, which adhere to rigorous biodynamic practices. DeLoach Vineyards has followed suit, introducing biodynamic practices for the winery’s 17 acres of estate vineyards.
In the spirit of biodynamics, the Boisset family is as attentive to all of the essential aspects of terroir, including the soil, the climate, and importantly, the people and their passion, as it is to the vineyards. This means maintaining and encouraging biodiversity on the winery estates, giving back to nature through local organizations that protect and preserve it for future generations, and in the holistic spirit of biodynamics, cultivating a sense of community with our neighbors, growers, and partners.