Le Garagiste goes Organic

0087 vineyardsAfter settling into our life of as vignerons, we began to convert and evolve our vineyard into a more natural and ORGANIC terroir. We have also adapted our farming equipment to suit our needs. We solely tend to the whole vineyard ourselves with a vast majority of the work being completed by hand.                       

Our 5 year plan

In 2018, as part of our 5 year program, we removed 0.6 hectares of our Merlot vines – we plan to replant these areas with Malbec and Carmenere from MASSALE SELECTION vines at a later date. Going forward, we believe our wine will be highly desirable and greatly sought after due to the rare combination of organic, biodynamic wine produced from MASSALE SELECTION vines.

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Green Manures and Engrais Verte

In the meantime, these areas are planted with wild flowers and green manures which provide a welcoming home for insects, birds and animals, together with auxiliary fauna. Soft soil cultivation, annual sowing of green manures, spraying of manures, concoctions and preparations are used to improve and revitilise the whole terroir.

Our Organic techniques

By using different methods of pruning, maceration and natural fermentations, together with agrobiological techniques, which respect the cycle of the vines. Our aim is to produce SMALL CUVEES of unique BOUTIQUE WINE with a beautiful bouquet, a fresh and fruity flavour with good acidity.

Organically Registered

Our vineyard is registered with ECOCERT and this year’s vintage of 2019 will be labelled “IN CONVERSION” with the fully organic label being applied 2021.

Ben’s first lesson in biodynamic remedies….