Chateau Durfort-Vivens gets prestigious biodynamic certification

Posted by Rachel England on 17 March 2017 |

Bordeaux Second Growth Chateau Durfot-Vivens has been granted Demeter certification for its 2016 harvest, making it the first classified growth in Margaux to be certified biodynamic.

As reported by, chateau owner Gonzague Lurton said the recognition is the result of years of hard work to achieve “the best possible expression of the terroir in our wines and protecting the environment”.

Gonzague took over the property in 1992 and has since been gradually converting its production processes to organic and biodynamic methods.

Gonzague’s wife, Claire Villars, owns Chateau Ferriere which obtained ECOCERT status for its 2015 harvest and is currently undergoing changes to obtain BIODIVIN approval. She also owns Chateau Haut-Bages-Liberal, an 1855 Fifth Growth in Pauillac, which is in the process of converting to biodynamic production.

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