Collective territorial dynamics
Knowledge of the territory
Who are we?
Les Vignerons de Buzet is a wine cooperative located in the heart of the South-West, in the Lot-et-Garonne. It brings together 160 cooperative winegrowers and 80 employees around the project of maintaining sustainable winegrowing in the region for the environment and those who live off it. Our wines are a tribute to the living, made in a 360° approach to the preservation of natural resources.
In 2018, the cooperative bought the Château de Buzet and the site was entrusted to the association Château & Fabriques de Buzet in order to create an agro-ecological future for our territory through innovative projects accessible to all.
Since 2005, our winegrowers have been committed to the agro-ecological transition, for a sustainable viticulture. The cooperative imagines, experiments and generalizes sustainable viticultural practices to all its members in a permanent concern of evolution and improvement, from the vine to the glass.
The Château & Fabriques de Buzet association is responsible for managing the 11-hectare park of the château: former walled garden, wooded areas and meadow. In keeping with the values promoted by the cooperative, each of these areas is preserved for its rich biodiversity (estimated by naturalist inventories).
We chose to install the 4 beehives in the park of the castle by working with two local beekeepers (one of whom is one of our members). The location allows the bees to move around several natural or cultivated areas.
The objective of this project is to co-construct an action plan in partnership with local stakeholders (department, beekeepers and their union, winegrowers, BeeFriendly label, training centres, etc.) in order to strengthen the collective dynamic around biodiversity.
Having an image of the floral diversity, pesticides and heavy metals on our sites will enable us to define priority areas for action.