The Agro-Responsible Approach

Saint-Martin: committed to the labels of the future

Truly Regenerative Agriculture…

The Château gets inspiration from the fundamentals of sustainable, organic and biodynamic agricultural movements, taking the best from each one… and composing its own environmentally friendly strategy!

Opposed to the massive chemical treatments used by classic methods, regenerative agriculture proposes a treatment adapted to each situation and tries to keep chemical interventions to the strict minimum. In between the traditional and organic production methods, it uses agro-pharmaceuticals, but without overdoing it.

It is defined as winegrowing with respects for the environment. Its methods seek to maintain the biological diversity of the vineyard ecosystem and its surroundings. Reduced chemical treatments in the vineyard are made possible by methodically monitoring each plot based on observing nature and specialised techniques.

Sheeps in the vineyards

Saint-Martin covers 100 hectares, including:

  • 50% vineyards and inter-row crops
  • 25% fallow land
  • 25% woodland
  • A national natural reserve (protected species area)
  • A bird protection centre for the past 50 years
  • A Natura 2000 area
  • Protected Biotope wild boar, foxes, herons, pheasants, partridges, great horned owls, nightingales, tits, eels, crows, turtle doves, bats, bees, butterflies… in abundance!

The Sustainable Approach 

A multi-generational affair: back in the 1960s, the current owner’s father, Count Bruno de Gasquet, was already considered a bit of an eccentric due to the grass that grew in his vineyards.

Already a sustainable agriculture enthusiast, he was far ahead of his time.

2012 – Saint-Martin: one of the first to commit to HVE and BIOCONTRÔLE

  • Biodiversity Preservation
  • Phytosanitary Strategy
  • Fertilisation Management
  • Irrigation Management
Mme de Gasquet – Hand-picked

Responsable du sol à la bouteilleSustainable from the soil to the bottle!

At present, Saint-Martin is committed to the labels of the future:

  • Soil biodiversity
  • Low-carbon economy

To maintain and develop sustainable agroecosystem.

Provide trustworthy, healthy and quality products.

Conservation and regeneration of soil fertility: the basis for healthy eco-systems.

Our Actions:

  • Green manure direct seeding
  • Agroforestry
  • Landscaping for wildlife (hedges, trees, etc.)
  • Organic and non-chemical fertilisation
  • Reasonable phytosanitary protection
  • Comprehensive overall water management Use of probiotics: soil biostimulants, essential for the human body as well as for the vine, eliminate blockages, help the plant to assimilate trace elements and minerals, develop billions of micro-organisms that will fight against disease and drought, etc.