The Champagne vineyards are wholeheartedly committed to sustainable practices
Embracing an environmentally-friendly production method
The Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) initiative is the culmination of collective efforts which began more than two decades ago. The aim is manifold: better manage the use of inputs for the sake of health and the environment; protect and promote the terroir, biodiversity and the vineyards; practise responsible management of water, effluents, by-products and waste and reduce the energy dependency and carbon footprint of the industry.
2014 marked an important turning point with the introduction of the Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) certification. Eight years later, more than 60% of vineyards in the appellation have secured environmental certification, VDC certification in more than 40% of cases.
This is the number of hectares with Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) certification
43% of the Champagne region. Producing with the utmost respect for the environment is not just something we want to do, it’s a duty for such a famous Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée.
Carbon footprint per bottle since 2000
Champagne, pioneer of sustainable development.