Winery in the Middle of Meadows and Parklands
The Chateau de Pravins is a historical winery founded in 1200 and is located in the heart of the Beaujolais region of Burgundy. It has 5 hectares vineyard on a single piece of land and is surrounded by a pond, meadows and parklands of almost 4 hectares.
Embracing its Medieval Architecture
The winery was certified organic in the year 2013 and since then has been planting Gamay for the red wines and Chardonnay for the red wines. It still has medieval architecture with noble living quarters, winemaker’s house, barns and buildings dedicated to the work of vines and wine.
Approaches towards Organic Farming
In 1984, Isabelle Brossard gave up her career in urban planning and the environmental field. Later in the year 2005, she took over this family property and started working on her own. She follows exact accordance with its origins (15th, 16th and 19th centuries), using natural insulation materials- hemp, lime, environmentally-friendly heating system. As a result, the winery started following organic farming.
Organic farming is in line with the personal philosophy of each of its members and their beliefs about what it means to work the land.
At Pravins, organic farming consists of enhancing the vitality of the vine with organic fertilizers and using only sulfur and copper in the fight against diseases and pests. The wines are fresh, harmonious and clean. The owner lives on the property, conducts the tours and pour wines at the tasting.