From the vegetable garden to the vineyard
In the heart of nature, between lake and mountain, the castle is part of a natural domain that it tends to preserve. Since 2018, a permaculture vegetable garden has been developed and biodynamic vines have been replanted on the ﬂanc of the hill. In addition, a cycle of conferences on these themes is organized.
The castle's vegetable garden
A permaculture vegetable garden is designed based on the respect of ecology. This method reconnects us to the real rhythm of nature, is part of a sustainable development approach, hoping to provoke positive reactions by sharing the good, the beautiful and the natural…
The vegetable garden-orchard of the castle was developed in this sense.
The castle's vineyard
Overlooking the village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard, the hillsides of the castle have been planted with vines since time immemorial, and this until the Second World War. At the end of the 19th century, waves of phylloxera (a parasite) decimated the vines, causing them to disappear. In spite of this, the vineyards of the château were replanted, but were eventually uprooted a few decades later.
In 2017, the de Menthon family decided to bring these vines back to life through an ambitious project. It is a question of reintroducing them at the foot of the castle but also of making available to the public and in particular to schoolchildren, an educational device highlighting the rural history of our region.
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