Domaine Bousquet Turns into First Vineyard Exterior U.S. to Earn Regenerative Natural Licensed™ Standing
Miami, FL, June 15, 2022– Domaine Bousquet, Argentina’s largest producer and exporter of wines made completely from licensed natural fruit, has earned Regenerative Natural Licensed (ROC)™ standing from the 501(c)3 Regenerative Natural Alliance. Domaine Bousquet turns into one in all solely 4 wineries to take action so far, and the primary exterior the US to satisfy ROC™’s stringent necessities. The opposite three wineries are Fetzer Vineyards (CA), Tablas Creek Winery (CA) and Troon Winery (OR). ROC™ standing pertains to meals/produce, fiber, and botanical substances.
The California-based Regenerative Natural Alliance (motto: “Farm just like the world relies on it,”) has adopted USDA Natural requirements as a baseline. ROC™ requires certification in three areas: soil well being and land administration, animal welfare, and farmer and employee equity. Sensibly, potential members apply current certifications from blue chip organizations resembling Demeter, Licensed Honest Commerce, and Licensed Humane, amongst others, to satisfy necessities.
Domaine Bousquet co-owner and CEO Anne Bousquet cites the potential attain of ROC™ certification: “Particular person farmers and agricultural entities searching for to battle local weather change and marketing campaign for social justice are to be revered, however they can’t transfer the needle on their very own. If we’re to make a significant distinction, then we should work collectively, and ROC™ certification successfully unites all sectors of farming.” — Anne Bousquet, co-owner and CEO, Domaine Bousquet
Based in 1997, Domaine Bousquet has farmed organically from the get-go. Wines are made out of 100% licensed natural grapes, with some, resembling Domaine Bousquet’s Virgen assortment and Alavida Kosher Malbec, additionally USDA Natural-certified. All Domaine Bousquet wines are vegan-certified. Honest for Life-certified, the vineyard offers employee instructional alternatives at its distant Gualtallary Andean house, has helped construct new roads, instituted a powerful worker advantages system, and emphasizes selling from inside. Domaine Bousquet can be a founding member of the London-based Sustainable Wine Roundtable, whose aim is to create a world customary for sustainability throughout the wine business.
Domaine Bousquet, owned and run by husband-and-wife group Labid al Ameri and Anne Bousquet, has made a reputation for itself within the natural class in a comparatively quick interval, starting with the 2005 launch of the vineyard’s first classic. The 672-acre property in Gualtallary, a sub-zone of Tupungato in Mendoza’s Uco Valley, is now Argentina’s premier producer and exporter of licensed natural wines. Vineyards planted in virgin terrain, beginning within the late Nineties, lie at a dizzying altitude of 4,000 ft. True to its house owners’ European heritage, the wines are crafted with a French winemaking sensibility.
Regenerative Natural Licensed (ROC)™ is overseen by the 501(c)3 nonprofit Regenerative Natural Alliance (ROA), which was established in 2017 in California. With the tagline “Farm just like the world relies on it,” ROC™ is a brand new certification for meals, textiles, and private care substances. ROC farms and merchandise meet the best requirements. Founding members embrace the Rodale Institute, Patagonia, Patagonia Provisions and Dr. Bronner’s All-One!