The Vignobles Gonfrier adhere to sustainable agricultural methods and the entire estate today boasts HVE3 (“High Environmental Value”, level 3) certification. The highest certification of this category, HVE3 guarantees our mastery of numerous environmental parameters, such as the storage, utilization and recycling of plant-care products. In this manner, we systematically favour alternative techniques to the use of chemicals (for instance, working the soil or mowing, rather than weeding).
In addition, the treatment of our waste and by-products is carefully adapted to each separate sector of activity, and our effluents are disposed of and treated at our own facilities.
The protection of biodiversity is also of major concern to us. We maintain and deploy a great many on-site agro-ecological infrastructures that guarantee a high degree of biodiversity. The presence of varied plant and animal life ensures the ecological equilibrium of our terroirs.
To further reinforce these measures, the Vignobles Gonfrier committed themselves in 2014 to the collaborative approach of the CIVB (“Bordeaux Wine Council”) seeking to set up an environmental management system with the goal of establishing a certification system (meeting ISO 14001 international standards) in 2019.