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The returnof the vine

La Vinadie vineyard

As the leaves of the vines gild in the sunlight, as bees swirl around the wildflowers, you can hear the pickers laughing, as they, in a convivial moment, harvest the beautiful bunches of raisin Malbec from La Vinadie.

A collective reconquest

It started out as a challenge, it has become a true collective project! 10 founding members created the Société d’intérêt collectif (SCIC) in 2018. The following year, the first plantings were in the ground, and today 425 members have joined the adventure. 5.8 hectares are quietly growing, under the benevolent gaze of the vineyard manager, Bernard Lacombe. The first harvest was a victory, “the development of the vineyard is still in its infancy”!

Red and white but organic!

To make revive the territory’s vineyard, after its disappearance in 1878 following the Phylloxera, was a first challenge. The second was to succeed in doing so while respecting nature and biodiversity. It is done, since “the choice of a 100% organic viticulture was chosen (…), the result of a shared desire to be part of a sustainable development approach”. 3 main grape varieties, Malbec, Merlot, Mansois were selected for the reds and 4 complementary grape varieties, Muscat of Alexandria, Muscadelle, Colombard and Semillon for the whites. Everything is hand harvested, by the members, with the patience and gentleness it takes to harvest the best grapes.

La Vinadie

in a few figures
  • SCIC composed of 425 members, 6 colleges, 1 crop manager and an apprentice
  • 5.8 hectares of vines and 7 grape varieties (Malbec, Merlot, Mansois, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Muscadelle, Colombard and Semillon)
  • 100% organic and manual harvesting
  • 100% direct sales by members
The taste

to be together

Conviviality, pleasure and satisfaction are the three words retained during my visit to the vineyard. All are happy to contribute to the rebirth of a remarkable product that was missing from the panel of the local terroir. La Vinadie also produces and accompanies the independent winemakers in our territory. This project is a great example of solidarity reconquest, the wine returns to our land, and who knows, maybe other ideas can emerge tomorrow…?!

Follow the life of La Vinadie

Very active locally, La Vinadie invites you to follow all their adventures on their Facebook page! And if you feel like supporting an economic project that makes sense, to revive a key element of our territory, take part in the adventure by joining the 400 members!