1,000 years after its history began, Château de Poncié continues to evolve with the viticultural and agricultural values that have always shaped it. With ever greater respect for its ecosystem, the Estate has now switched to organic farming.

Unique for the quality of its terroirs, already renowned in previous epochs as being  the best of their time, it is composed of parcels, terraced vineyards, groves, and gardens. There are no less than 40 different terroirs. An invaluable asset to express all the nuances of Fleurie and its region.

A vine that is organically grown

A vine that is organically grown

Today, our winemakers have embraced the heritage and history of Château de Poncié and continue to be respectful of its exceptional ecosystem. The richness of the Estate is expressed through the successful partnership of viticulture with the local flora and fauna.

The Estate covers 100 hectares, of which 32 hectares of vines are organically grown in the vineyards of Brirette, Hauts du Py, Moriers, Montgenas and Poncié.

The altitude, the sun and the wind benefit each cluster. As for rainwater, it only trickles through, forcing the plant to draw deeply from its soil.

In 2021, for the first time in the history of Château de Poncié, 2 hectares of Côte de Brouilly from Le Pavé vineyard will join our collection of Fleurie parcels.

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Agroforestry at the core of our values

Agroforestry at the core of our values

The rest of the Château de Poncié property is divided into meadows, orchards and forests of pine, oak, chestnut, and cherry trees. Agroforestry has always been one of our priorities. The planting of trees and shrubs contributes greatly to the quality and development of the ecosystem. We have planted more than 300 trees and 4 km of hedges to create new refreshing areas.

The entire vineyard is planted with a variety of grasses, cereals and melliferous plants. We replant hedges on all parcel borders to allow a maximum of birds to nest, shelter, and feed. The hedges between the parcels are natural barriers that protect the vines from the wind. They also create ecological corridors for fauna and flora, allowing them to circulate on our territory.

Viti-pastoralism welcomes animals in our vineyards

Viti-pastoralism welcomes animals in our vineyards

At Château de Poncié, the presence of animals in the vineyards is part of the development of our ecosystem.

A mobile henhouse allows us to move our hens around the vineyards. They scratch the ground with their feet and limit the growth of weeds, while maintaining a vegetation cover appropriate to the presence of the vine.

Sheep, as "mowers on legs", limit human intervention in the parcels during springtime. They graze the grass and the edges, limiting the growth of brambles and woody plants. Their grazing is beneficial to the good health of the vines.

The meadows bordering the vineyards are grazed by Limousin cows.

Vegetables for the Château's staff and kitchens are also grown between the rows of vines. In perfect synergy with our vineyards, we grow carrots, potatoes, beets, and onions. The polyculture in the vineyards is thus a direct contribution to the diversity of the landscape.

The authenticity of our vine-growing methods, the diversity of crops, the respect for the terroir and the presence of animals are proof of our commitment to creating a natural product.