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Geschichte wird geschrieben

Die Umstellung von Château Anthonic zur ökologischen Landwirtschaft hat offiziell im August 2016 begonnen. Während der dreijährigen Umstellung wird bereits 100% ökologisch gearbeitet. Aber die Zertifizierung ist noch weit entfernt, nicht vor dem Jahrgang 2019.

Eine leidenschaftliche Geschichte beginnt, die durch unsere Entscheidungen und unser Team täglich geschrieben wird.

Wir möchten die großen Etappen und Auswirkungen der ökologischen Umstellung auf ‘direktem Wege’ mit Ihnen teilen.

Die Kommunikation ist hausgemacht. Es handelt sich um unsere Fotos und Filme, die wir vor Ort und ohne Spezialeffekte gemacht haben!

Eine Zuflucht für die Reptilien unserer Hecken
Geschrieben am 11 08 2018

Jean-Baptiste & Philomène have prepared a heap of stones as refuge for the reptiles living in our hedges through recycling pieces of limestone from a recently planted plot of vines. 

Dritte Jahr unserer biologischen Umwandlung !
Geschrieben am 05 08 2018

We're now entering the 3rd year of the conversion to the organic viticulture for our whole vineyard.

This challenge isn't always easy (in particular because of the oceanic climate) but we are very happy with our choice, for example whe we see the numerous and beautiful butterflies dancing in our vines !

Agroforstwirschaft und Biomasse
Geschrieben am 25 07 2018

A space of 4,5 meters has been left free in the midden of this recently planted plot of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Next autumn we're going to plant there a row of broad-leaves trees (mostly maple trees). Later they will be short pruned in order not to compete with the vines. 

This illustrates one of the advantages of agroforestry (planting trees in the vines): to produce, with the cut branches of the trees, biomass that will be transformed in humus, for a more living soil for the vines.

Erste Anpflanzung in Agroforstwirtschaft
Geschrieben am 28 06 2018

     Planting of our first parcel of vines in AGROFORESTRY, i.e. with trees.

     On the picture you can see that one row is missing in the middle. In autumn we'll plant there espaliered fruit trees. 

     The aims of the association vines/trees are in particular to give the protection of the trees to the vines (through mycorrhiza and micro-climate) and to the soils (fertility).

     It's also very gainful for the biodiversity, for example to give landmarks to bats that are also predators for some pests of the vines.

Wilden Orchideen in unseren Graben
Geschrieben am 20 05 2018

In this season lots of wild orchids are flowering in the ditches surrounding our vineyard, visible sign of biodiversity.

Here are some of them.

Nesseln Gülle um die Rebe anzuregen
Geschrieben am 30 04 2018

It's not a soup but a nettles manure that Philippe is preparing on the picture!

He mixes the nettles he has mowed with water. The blend is then covered to ferment protected from light. After a few days it will be filtered and used diluted with the next treatment of the vines.

The aim of the nettles manure is to support the growth of the vines and stimulate the microorganisms (bacteria etc..) of the soil.

Spannender Ausbildungstag über die grünen Arbeiten
Geschrieben am 24 04 2018

Exciting training day for our team with Marceau Bourdarias on the "green work" (crown suckering, trimming of the vines). 

These spring work prepare actually already the pruning of next winter.

Marceau explained us how to favour the sustainability of the vineyard and the quality of the crops, notably with respect of the sap flux of the vines.

Der Gründünger ist auch gut fur die Biene !
Geschrieben am 18 04 2018

    The green manure we have sown to structure, enrich and aerate the soil in the vines and therefore make it more alive is now in flowers. There are the mustard and its beautiful yellow flowers but also the broad bean whose flowers are probably delicious because they attract and treat a lot of bees. 

    At this time Anthonic rhymes with bucolic ! 

Im Frühling wird unser Gründünger gelb !
Geschrieben am 21 03 2018

Der Gründünger, den wir im Herbst gepflanzt haben (mehr darüber in der vorigen Aktualität), ist jetzt floriert!

In dieser Mischung von Pflanzen gibt es Senf mit jetzt sehr schönen gelben Blumen...

Anpflanzung von Gründünger
Geschrieben am 30 10 2017

   This autumn we have sowed a green manure, each other row to let the tractor go on working on the row with grass.

   It’s a mixing of three types of plants (cereal, leguminous and cruciferous plants) whose effects on the ground and the vines are complementary.

   The goals of this planting are: to structure the ground, to enrich it with the nitrogen fixed by the leguminous plants and with the nutrient released by the cruciferous plants and to aerate it in depth thanks to the roots of these plants.

 

To treat the vine: problematic and organic option (PART 1)
Geschrieben am 31 07 2017

It’s a fact: diseases able to harm the vines do exist since the end of the 19th century. In the region of Bordeaux, the oceanic climate make the vine particularly sensitive to fungal diseases, mildew and powdery mildew, that are microscopic fungus affecting the leaves and/or the grapes.

The vines must thus be treated; if not, there is no crop.

The conventional option (that is not-organic) favours chemical treatments known as “systemic”, what means that they get into the sap of the plant. These products have an action on the plant for 15 days; thereafter, they must be renewed.

The organic viticulture use only products that don’t stem from the chemical synthesis (for example the traditional “Bordeaux mixture”) and that are “contact products”, what means that they stay and protect the leaves and the grapes until they are “washed out” by an important rain.

In the organic way, the frequency of treatments depends thus on the weather (more often, if they are more “washing out” rains) and on the stage of the growth of the vines (you should treat as long as new leaves come). If the summer is dry, it’s therefore useless to renew the protection when the growth of the vines is stabilized, that is, in general, end of July.

Emmanuel Chety, the new mister organic of Anthonic
Geschrieben am 12 06 2017

After 16 years of rigorous work at château Anthonic, Jean-Bernard Despatures, our technical manager, leaves us to become one of the partners of a winery in Belgium. He made possible our conversion to organic viticulture thanks to his precise knowledge of our vines and terroir and thanks to his enthusiasm. Thank you!

Welcome to Emmanuel Chety who succeeds him. Emmanuel is a very curious man, always wishing to learn more and to get more training, and above all he is passionate about organic viticulture, that he knows well, as he has been practicing it for more than 6 years on the 40ha winery of his family.

His experience will be precious for Anthonic during the delicate period of the conversion to organic.

Facing the damage of the frost with the organic attitude
Geschrieben am 17 05 2017

The frost ravaged almost 100% of our vineyard. Looking forward to the resumption of the activity of the vines and, perhaps, the emergence of new buds, what can we do?

With Albane Bervas, our adviser for the organic, we discover the “organic-attitude”. Albane explains us that the vines, after such a stress, need the benevolent and friendly hand of the human being. She recommends us to have compassion for the vines and to trust them. This BIODYNAMIC APPROACH fill us with wonder. We understand that the conversion to organic is not only a paradigm shift (from healing to prevention); it’s also a life philosophy.

In concrete terms, we’ve to be kindly in spirit with the vines and take care of their stress and our stress with the same infusion of valerian (see the picture!).

Organic or not, the same helplessness in front of the frost
Geschrieben am 28 04 2017

 

The sexual confusion
Geschrieben am 13 04 2017

This year we initiate at château Anthonic sexual confusion. No obscenity but a good practice to avoid the use of insecticide against the worm of the cluster.

Capsules scattered in the vineyard emit pheromones which cause confusion among the butterflies. Males and females of the 2 species laying on the vine are no longer able to locate them, which limits their reproduction. The bosses larvae on bunches are so limited. This avoids the driving of grains by the caterpillars and the problems of grey rot likely to settle on these wounds.

At the end of the season the unsightly capsules are recovered.

In winter, what's new with the conversion?
Geschrieben am 03 01 2017

In fact, the conversion to organic viticulture has no impact on the usual work of the vines in winter, except that we prune them on a plowed soil. Now like before, the pruning work, with a careful respect of the structure of the vine stocks, keeps our team busy for nearly 4 months.

The only effect of our conversion came oddly from our insurance agent, when we concluded our insurance against hail and frost. His reaction was timid and cautious. The discussion went about the potential increased risks due to the new way of growing.

But, as always between people of good faith, we ended up finding a solution satisfactory for all.

 

Albane Bervas, our consultant for the conversion to organic
Geschrieben am 08 12 2016

To help us in the fundamental change of the conversion, we appeal to Albane Bervas, a specialist in organic viticulture.

She comes to château Anthonic each month to watch our vines.

Thanks to her experience and her passion for organic, she makes recommendations on the aspects we should pay attention to keep our vines healthy and surrounded by a living nature (fauna and flora).

Tschüss den Unkrautvernichtungsmitteln, Hallo zur Bodenbearbeitung!
Geschrieben am 16 11 2016

Das Terroir von Château Anthonic ist lehm- und kalkhaltig. Auf diesen schweren Böden war die Unkrautvernichtung Pflicht, damit der Traktor nach dem Regen eine Chance hatte, durchzukommen. 

Relativ schnell haben wir eine natürliche Begrünung zwischen den Rebzeilen angestrebt, um möglichst wenig Herbizide einzusetzen. Diese wurden ausschließlich unter den Rebstöcken weiter verwendet.

Die Umstellung zum ökologischen Weinbau hatte ab dem Herbst 2016 zur logischen Folge, die Rückkehr des Pflügens unter den Rebstöcken.

Und nun: AKTION!

Ökologisch in wenigen Worten erklärtf
Geschrieben am 14 10 2016

Der Übergang zum ökologischen Weinbau fordert einen Paradigmenwechsel. Zusammengefasst bedeutet es einen Wandel vom Heilen zum Vorbeugen.

Die Logik der Pflege eines kranken Weinbergs wird ad acta gelegt, um der Idee zu folgen, dass ein gesunder Weinberg auf natürliche Weise resistent gegen Krankheiten ist.

Die Zeit der Umstellung ist ein heikler Prozess, da der Weinberg jetzt ohne synthetische Hilfsmittel seine natürliche Widerstandsfähigkeit aufbauen muss.

Es ist ein Wandel der Sichtweise, ähnlich wie bei dem Steinkauz, den wir im Zimmer unseres Sohnes Henri gefunden 

Geschichte wird geschrieben

Die Umstellung von Château Anthonic zur ökologischen Landwirtschaft hat offiziell im August 2016 begonnen. Während der dreijährigen Umstellung wird bereits 100% ökologisch gearbeitet. Aber die Zertifizierung ist noch weit entfernt, nicht vor dem Jahrgang 2019.

Eine leidenschaftliche Geschichte beginnt, die durch unsere Entscheidungen und unser Team täglich geschrieben wird.

Wir möchten die großen Etappen und Auswirkungen der ökologischen Umstellung auf ‘direktem Wege’ mit Ihnen teilen.

Die Kommunikation ist hausgemacht. Es handelt sich um unsere Fotos und Filme, die wir vor Ort und ohne Spezialeffekte gemacht haben!

Eine Zuflucht für die Reptilien unserer Hecken
Ajouté le 11 08 2018

Jean-Baptiste & Philomène have prepared a heap of stones as refuge for the reptiles living in our hedges through recycling pieces of limestone from a recently planted plot of vines. 

Dritte Jahr unserer biologischen Umwandlung !
Ajouté le 05 08 2018

We're now entering the 3rd year of the conversion to the organic viticulture for our whole vineyard.

This challenge isn't always easy (in particular because of the oceanic climate) but we are very happy with our choice, for example whe we see the numerous and beautiful butterflies dancing in our vines !

Agroforstwirschaft und Biomasse
Ajouté le 25 07 2018

A space of 4,5 meters has been left free in the midden of this recently planted plot of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Next autumn we're going to plant there a row of broad-leaves trees (mostly maple trees). Later they will be short pruned in order not to compete with the vines. 

This illustrates one of the advantages of agroforestry (planting trees in the vines): to produce, with the cut branches of the trees, biomass that will be transformed in humus, for a more living soil for the vines.

Erste Anpflanzung in Agroforstwirtschaft
Ajouté le 28 06 2018

     Planting of our first parcel of vines in AGROFORESTRY, i.e. with trees.

     On the picture you can see that one row is missing in the middle. In autumn we'll plant there espaliered fruit trees. 

     The aims of the association vines/trees are in particular to give the protection of the trees to the vines (through mycorrhiza and micro-climate) and to the soils (fertility).

     It's also very gainful for the biodiversity, for example to give landmarks to bats that are also predators for some pests of the vines.

Wilden Orchideen in unseren Graben
Ajouté le 20 05 2018

In this season lots of wild orchids are flowering in the ditches surrounding our vineyard, visible sign of biodiversity.

Here are some of them.

Nesseln Gülle um die Rebe anzuregen
Ajouté le 30 04 2018

It's not a soup but a nettles manure that Philippe is preparing on the picture!

He mixes the nettles he has mowed with water. The blend is then covered to ferment protected from light. After a few days it will be filtered and used diluted with the next treatment of the vines.

The aim of the nettles manure is to support the growth of the vines and stimulate the microorganisms (bacteria etc..) of the soil.

Spannender Ausbildungstag über die grünen Arbeiten
Ajouté le 24 04 2018

Exciting training day for our team with Marceau Bourdarias on the "green work" (crown suckering, trimming of the vines). 

These spring work prepare actually already the pruning of next winter.

Marceau explained us how to favour the sustainability of the vineyard and the quality of the crops, notably with respect of the sap flux of the vines.

Der Gründünger ist auch gut fur die Biene !
Ajouté le 18 04 2018

    The green manure we have sown to structure, enrich and aerate the soil in the vines and therefore make it more alive is now in flowers. There are the mustard and its beautiful yellow flowers but also the broad bean whose flowers are probably delicious because they attract and treat a lot of bees. 

    At this time Anthonic rhymes with bucolic ! 

Im Frühling wird unser Gründünger gelb !
Ajouté le 21 03 2018

Der Gründünger, den wir im Herbst gepflanzt haben (mehr darüber in der vorigen Aktualität), ist jetzt floriert!

In dieser Mischung von Pflanzen gibt es Senf mit jetzt sehr schönen gelben Blumen...

Anpflanzung von Gründünger
Ajouté le 30 10 2017

   This autumn we have sowed a green manure, each other row to let the tractor go on working on the row with grass.

   It’s a mixing of three types of plants (cereal, leguminous and cruciferous plants) whose effects on the ground and the vines are complementary.

   The goals of this planting are: to structure the ground, to enrich it with the nitrogen fixed by the leguminous plants and with the nutrient released by the cruciferous plants and to aerate it in depth thanks to the roots of these plants.

 

To treat the vine: problematic and organic option (PART 1)
Ajouté le 31 07 2017

It’s a fact: diseases able to harm the vines do exist since the end of the 19th century. In the region of Bordeaux, the oceanic climate make the vine particularly sensitive to fungal diseases, mildew and powdery mildew, that are microscopic fungus affecting the leaves and/or the grapes.

The vines must thus be treated; if not, there is no crop.

The conventional option (that is not-organic) favours chemical treatments known as “systemic”, what means that they get into the sap of the plant. These products have an action on the plant for 15 days; thereafter, they must be renewed.

The organic viticulture use only products that don’t stem from the chemical synthesis (for example the traditional “Bordeaux mixture”) and that are “contact products”, what means that they stay and protect the leaves and the grapes until they are “washed out” by an important rain.

In the organic way, the frequency of treatments depends thus on the weather (more often, if they are more “washing out” rains) and on the stage of the growth of the vines (you should treat as long as new leaves come). If the summer is dry, it’s therefore useless to renew the protection when the growth of the vines is stabilized, that is, in general, end of July.

Emmanuel Chety, the new mister organic of Anthonic
Ajouté le 12 06 2017

After 16 years of rigorous work at château Anthonic, Jean-Bernard Despatures, our technical manager, leaves us to become one of the partners of a winery in Belgium. He made possible our conversion to organic viticulture thanks to his precise knowledge of our vines and terroir and thanks to his enthusiasm. Thank you!

Welcome to Emmanuel Chety who succeeds him. Emmanuel is a very curious man, always wishing to learn more and to get more training, and above all he is passionate about organic viticulture, that he knows well, as he has been practicing it for more than 6 years on the 40ha winery of his family.

His experience will be precious for Anthonic during the delicate period of the conversion to organic.

Facing the damage of the frost with the organic attitude
Ajouté le 17 05 2017

The frost ravaged almost 100% of our vineyard. Looking forward to the resumption of the activity of the vines and, perhaps, the emergence of new buds, what can we do?

With Albane Bervas, our adviser for the organic, we discover the “organic-attitude”. Albane explains us that the vines, after such a stress, need the benevolent and friendly hand of the human being. She recommends us to have compassion for the vines and to trust them. This BIODYNAMIC APPROACH fill us with wonder. We understand that the conversion to organic is not only a paradigm shift (from healing to prevention); it’s also a life philosophy.

In concrete terms, we’ve to be kindly in spirit with the vines and take care of their stress and our stress with the same infusion of valerian (see the picture!).

Organic or not, the same helplessness in front of the frost
Ajouté le 28 04 2017

 

The sexual confusion
Ajouté le 13 04 2017

This year we initiate at château Anthonic sexual confusion. No obscenity but a good practice to avoid the use of insecticide against the worm of the cluster.

Capsules scattered in the vineyard emit pheromones which cause confusion among the butterflies. Males and females of the 2 species laying on the vine are no longer able to locate them, which limits their reproduction. The bosses larvae on bunches are so limited. This avoids the driving of grains by the caterpillars and the problems of grey rot likely to settle on these wounds.

At the end of the season the unsightly capsules are recovered.

In winter, what's new with the conversion?
Ajouté le 03 01 2017

In fact, the conversion to organic viticulture has no impact on the usual work of the vines in winter, except that we prune them on a plowed soil. Now like before, the pruning work, with a careful respect of the structure of the vine stocks, keeps our team busy for nearly 4 months.

The only effect of our conversion came oddly from our insurance agent, when we concluded our insurance against hail and frost. His reaction was timid and cautious. The discussion went about the potential increased risks due to the new way of growing.

But, as always between people of good faith, we ended up finding a solution satisfactory for all.

 

Albane Bervas, our consultant for the conversion to organic
Ajouté le 08 12 2016

To help us in the fundamental change of the conversion, we appeal to Albane Bervas, a specialist in organic viticulture.

She comes to château Anthonic each month to watch our vines.

Thanks to her experience and her passion for organic, she makes recommendations on the aspects we should pay attention to keep our vines healthy and surrounded by a living nature (fauna and flora).

Tschüss den Unkrautvernichtungsmitteln, Hallo zur Bodenbearbeitung!
Ajouté le 16 11 2016

Das Terroir von Château Anthonic ist lehm- und kalkhaltig. Auf diesen schweren Böden war die Unkrautvernichtung Pflicht, damit der Traktor nach dem Regen eine Chance hatte, durchzukommen. 

Relativ schnell haben wir eine natürliche Begrünung zwischen den Rebzeilen angestrebt, um möglichst wenig Herbizide einzusetzen. Diese wurden ausschließlich unter den Rebstöcken weiter verwendet.

Die Umstellung zum ökologischen Weinbau hatte ab dem Herbst 2016 zur logischen Folge, die Rückkehr des Pflügens unter den Rebstöcken.

Und nun: AKTION!

Ökologisch in wenigen Worten erklärtf
Ajouté le 14 10 2016

Der Übergang zum ökologischen Weinbau fordert einen Paradigmenwechsel. Zusammengefasst bedeutet es einen Wandel vom Heilen zum Vorbeugen.

Die Logik der Pflege eines kranken Weinbergs wird ad acta gelegt, um der Idee zu folgen, dass ein gesunder Weinberg auf natürliche Weise resistent gegen Krankheiten ist.

Die Zeit der Umstellung ist ein heikler Prozess, da der Weinberg jetzt ohne synthetische Hilfsmittel seine natürliche Widerstandsfähigkeit aufbauen muss.

Es ist ein Wandel der Sichtweise, ähnlich wie bei dem Steinkauz, den wir im Zimmer unseres Sohnes Henri gefunden 

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