Guy De Forez
Guy de Forez is a family House, created in the 50s. It was born from a small piece of land, acquired by Roland, the father of the current manager, then it has grown over the years thanks to arduous work and perseverance. Today, the Wenner family works on 11 hectares of vineyards. Vinification started in the 80s, then marketing was developed. Today, production is 60,000 bottles of Champagne a year. Vines are planted exclusively in the village of Les Riceys (the largest terroir of Champagne with 866 Hectares) located on the Côte des Bar, which represents 22% of Champagne. The clay and limestone soils give power to the wines, coming mainly from Pinot Noir. The harvest is traditional, manual with selective sorting of the grapes and constant monitoring of the parcels.
Guy de Forez house was one of the pioneers in sustainable viticulture in the 1990s. Then it became involved in the DEPHY network, when it was set up in 2008. The DEPHY network arms, launched by the government, aim to test the reduction of phytosanitary interventions. To achieve these goals, the company has invested more efficient equipment. The House is certified sustainable viticulture since 2012 with the brand TERRA VITIS, and more recently HVE level 3. The work is carried out around four main axes: - Control of inputs and their potential effects on health and the environment - The preservation and enhancement of terroirs, biodiversity and landscapes - Responsible management of water, effluents, by-products and waste. - The energy and climate challenge.