Maison Mirabeau ESG Environment, Social, Governance
2019 marked the tenth anniversary of Maison Mirabeau and the acquisition of Domaine Mirabeau. As Mirabeau started its conversion to organic in 2019, we have a strong desire to be more ambitious. Inspired by the work of Mimi Casteel, botanist and ecologist of Hope Well Wine vineyard in Oregon, Stephen and Jeany are committed to moving beyond organic farming practices to a holistic regenerative agricultural approach to regenerate the soils and increase biodiversity.
Mindful of the highly sensitive ecosystem within which Domaine Mirabeau lies, their goal is to transition away from monoculture in agriculture and to put soil health at the centre of their work in the vineyard, thus reducing the degenerative impact to the earth and local ecosystems.
Mirabeau creates beautiful products that come from nature, which is why we care about nature. We’re treading lightly for tomorrow’s generations by rewilding our vineyards, regenerating our soils, rebuilding biodiversity and leading by example. Read more about Maison Mirabeau’s Environment, Social, Governance program for their vineyard and the company.
Biodynamic farming takes a firm dedication to using agricultural techniques to maintain soil health and crop production. Some key components include crop rotation, interplanting, composting and awareness of the solar and lunar cycles. Essentially the farmer becomes the project manager responsible for managing the various pieces in the natural environment. Continue reading here to learn about responsible vineyard agriculture in Provence.
The principle of biodynamic winemaking starts with the philosophy of taking care of the soil. With that in mind, there are no chemicals used on weeds, on the vines, or the grapes.