The Cognac sector is proud to contribute positively to the development of the region while taking into account the well-being of all local residents. It is mindful of its environmental and societal impact, and seeks to constantly reduce the use of pesticides, with the aim of eventually becoming pesticide-free.

To develop best practices, demonstrate greater transparency and secure the future of its vineyards, the sector has chosen to obtain environmental certification for its winegrowing estates while investing significantly in research and development.

As part of this initiative, winegrowers are committed to protecting their environment, as well as promoting biodiversity, ensuring air, soil and water quality and aiming for carbon-sober operations.



Listening and talking to local residents – this is the guiding principle that all producers are encouraged to follow. Considering the expectations of local residents and taking the time to explain how winegrowers work can help improve mutual understanding. In addition, producers implement measures to protect their employees, raise their awareness and train them, to make them play a key, active role in the environmental transition of the sector and the region at large.

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