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Verbatim by Laure SOURDIN
I saw as obvious the creation of a wine estate in Normandy, in the region where I was born. Daughter of fish farmers near Avranches, I worked in finance in Paris and London before training in viticulture in Alsace. My experience at Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, a figure of the Alsatian vineyard and biodynamics, anchored my desire to embark on the adventure.
Based in Quettreville-sur-Sienne, I am currently preparing the planting of vines on two hectares, chosen for the richness and complexity of their soil. The wines will be able to be tasted by 2027.
As Norman know-how takes an important place in my heart and mind, I wanted to develop a parallel production of natural and organic ciders. See you in spring 2023 to discover them!
In these two activities, I am resolutely committed to an approach of respect for nature, but also for the men and women who will taste its fruits.
Verbatim of Axelle
I am Axelle PIEDNOEL and I created EARL Domaine Leprince in 2021 in order to plant, in April 2022, 1.4 hectares of vines in Bourg-Achard in Eure, on family land passed down over several generations and which features a Virgin Mary giving her name to this charming little hamlet in the Normandy countryside.
It is a sloping plot, facing due south, whose soil (sandy-loamy and clayey) allows both good surface drainage and a sufficient supply of water, enhanced by the presence of flint which can bring minerality to the wine.
This project, resulting from a professional reconversion, is part of an in-depth reflection and an approach of innovation, sharing, while being respectful of nature and biodiversity since the vines are cultivated organically.
I actually followed a 2-year training course (BTS Viticulture-Oenology) before settling down, and I plan to develop agroecological practices but also additional projects such as beekeeping, wine tourism, visits, events…
Verbatim by Xavier GANDON
I realized while traveling through Normandy that the wine history there was very rich. Although it was replaced by other crops from the 19th century, it enjoyed its hours of glory, both on the hillsides of Pacy-sur-Eure, Amfreville sur Iton and Gaillon. Many streets and localities bear witness to this: chemin des vignes, rue des bourbes, rue du pied des vignes…
Originally from Angevin, I was of course very influenced by viticulture, but from there to exporting it to Normandy, there was a big step… but I am getting ready to do it.
After more than 20 years as a project manager in the industry, I decided to embark on a BTSA in viticulture and oenology, which I hope to obtain within the year. I was able to discover a new technical environment, and also the joys and harshness of the winegrower's profession, particularly within an immersion at the Loic Mahé estate, in the heart of the magnificent Savennières appellation (Val de Loire)
You just need to have a viticulture and/or winemaking project in Normandy.
Associations are also welcome.
How to join?
It's simple: contact the association by briefly describing your project at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org or by directly filling out the membership form here.
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