Ornithology meets viticulture with Philippe Nadé

Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion

Lulled by the songs of birds, Axel and Cedrik named their Gins Avem which means bird in Latin in homage to their ornithologist father.

In an article dedicated to the wine revolution , Vigneron Magazine highlighted the spontaneous collaboration between Château Larrivet Haut-Brion and the father of the two brothers: they demonstrated that cultivating vines and preserving biodiversity was possible.

Philippe Nadé, Head of Biodiversity for the Gironde department, was captivated by the cry of a little owl during an administrative meeting not far from the Château Larrivet Haut-Brion estate.

"This is important because if you have this type of species, you should discover quite extraordinary fauna along the river, which no one suspects exists because your area is considered to be too close to dwellings!"

The Fauna and Flora of Château Larrivet Haut-Brion

Following this exchange, Philippe Nadé was invited to study the ecosystem of the Château's 12-hectare park. The scientist discovered 70 species of birds there and many other species such as dragonflies, amphibians, reptiles and even mammals.

An exhibition will be held on the property in a few weeks!

"What makes me happy is that we return to winegrower's common sense" - Bruno Lemoine

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