Sunday 17 March 2019
We were very happy to be a partner of the 16th edition of the Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World from 10 to 15 th March in Antwerp in Belgium.
Very nice memory with Nina Jensen (Denmark), Marc Almert (Germany) and Raimonds Tomsons (Latvia).
Congratulations to the 66 candidates from 63 countries and the winner Marc Almert!
Tuesday 12 March 2019
March the 11th, Antwerp, Belgium
On Monday March 11th during the 16th Edition of the Best Sommelier of the World this year in Antwerp, Gérard Bertrand has given a masterclass about biodynamic in front of the 66 representatives competing for this very prestigious competition and their delegations.
Monday 11 March 2019
ProWein is the world’s leading trade fair for wines and spirits, the largest industry meeting for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy.
Gérard Bertrand & his team will be attending the next PROWEIN fair from 17 to 19 th March 2019
Come discover our latest wines & taste our most recent vintages.
We will be HALL 12 – STAND A22
Hope to see you and share together the South of France Experience.
Friday 08 March 2019
Climate Change Leadership : « Solutions for the Wine Industry conference »
Iconic southern French winemaker Gérard Bertrand spoke at the Climate Change Leadership: Solutions for the Wine Industry conference, Porto, Portugal, March 5–7, 2019.
On March 5-7, leaders of the global wine industry gathered in Porto, Portugal, to tackle the issue, focusing on practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, to help the wine industry mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. Chaired by former Vice President Al Gore, the conference featured 42 speakers from various sectors of the world’s wine industry.
Gérard Bertrand, the iconic winemaker from the south of France was among those present. He spoke about Sustainability, Biodiversity, and Soil Management. Joining him were Olga Barbosa, Professor of Ecosystem Ecology in Chile and Heinrich Schloms, soil scientist for Vinpro in South Africa.
Gérard Bertrand is a global reference in Biodynamics practice, biodynamically farming 920 hectares (2350 acres) that cover all of his 15 estates in various appellations in the Languedoc. The decision to pursue biodynamic practices has been motivated by several factors, first and foremost, a conviction that it is the best form of agriculture for the health of the environment. The practice actively promotes biodiversity in soils and the surrounding ecosystem, plants, animals, insects, and microorganisms. Moreover, Gérard Bertrand and his team are convinced that biodynamic practices is the best way to bring harmony between vines and their environment, allowing the creation of wines that can reveal the unique expression of the place from which they come, reinforcing the fundamental connection between product and earth, or wine, and its terroir.
Gérard Bertrand shared his experiences and holistic vision for sustainable, environmentally positive viticulture and winemaking.“In the process of implementing biodynamic farming, we have gained a unique perspective of our place within the natural world. Having learned from this experience, we are bringing in and teaching actual agricultural methods that are beneficial to the preservation of the environment and also let us adapt to and fight climate change. Our humble wish is to see a positive and tangible outcome in the next few years. We believe in it. Be the change!” says Gérard Bertrand
Tuesday 05 March 2019
Conference Climate Change leadership - from 5 till 7 March in Porto
Al Gore, the former American vice-president and Nobel Peace Prize, will be guest of honor. In line with his numerous public speaking, he will give a conference dedicated to the solutions to be implemented to face climatic disorder.
Gérard Bertrand will present his "new ways to face the climate change", during session 9 Thursday morning on "SUSTAINABILITY, BIODIVERSITY AND SOIL MANAGEMENT"
More information: Climate Change Leadership
Friday 01 March 2019
The 16th edition of the Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World will take place in Anvers, in Belgium, from the 11th till the 15th of March, 2019.
Extremely rigorous, this contest requires a discipline and a preparation worthy of the greatest high performance athletes from the candidates.
Gérard Bertrand wines are partner of the Competition 2019, naturally joining the champions of today and tomorrow around an essential passion: for great wines, sharing, the attention to 1001 details and … the search for excellence …Gérard Bertrand will lead, on March 11, a Masterclass dedicated to biodynamic wines.