Water, Vines and Wine


The watering of vines was recently authorised in France under very specific conditions.

Water is necessary for good winegrowing as it provides nutritive elements. Roots draw water from the soil and subsoil.

Ancient winegrowers used to claim that what makes a beautiful vine lies in its suffering…
Meaning that the deeper the roots, the more the induced characteristics truly reflect the terroir.

Located under Mediterranean climes, Château Bizard must try to balance water supply.
The hillside location keeps us relatively unaffected from stagnant water in case of heavy rainfall.
That said, we chose to have the area between rows grassed in order to collect a maximum amount of rainwater and have recently installed drip irrigation over the most recent parcels.

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