The champagne house Ruinart has presented a regenerative forestry project. The company is making 40 hectares of its Taissy Premier Cru vineyard outside Reims available for a biodiversity project in cooperation with the environmental protection initiative Reforest'Action. In the first phase, which started a few days ago, hedges will first be planted around the vineyard.
Further shrubs and woody plants will be placed in and around the individual plots, while maintaining accessibility for work in the vineyard. Ruinart also plans to plant 14,000 trees and shrubs around the site near Fort de Montbré, a 19th-century wooded fortress. The vineyard is planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Native shrubs were selected for planting, including hornbeam, hawthorn, rowan, beech and lime.
"There is an urgent need to strengthen the promotion of biodiversity and the mitigation of climate change in Champagne," Ruinart president Frédéric Dufour said in a statement.
(uka / Photo: Ruinart)