De nos grappes à vos verres
Agriculture, Environment, Health & education
The harvest season is approaching!!!
Hello lovely kisskissbankbanking friends!!!
The grapes are almost ready and we are choosing the best of the bunch.
We are thinning the vines so the grapes have more room to breathe.
And we are cutting the little green grapes which we call the "grapillon"
You can also find a little video that explains everything (in french):
SEE YOU SOON!!!
Lane and Edouard
Signed, sealed... and soon to be delivered!!!
In the meantime though, the purchase of vinification material continues!
And the cellar is taking form more and more everyday…
Here are the barrels patiently awaiting the arrival of fresh wine.
Not to mention the vines which are increasingly getting bigger and even turning red (we call that the véraison in french)!...
It won’t take long before they stop “growing” and they’ll officially put all their energy into maturing…
We wish you all a wonderful summer, and we’ll be back very soon to continue this amazing adventure with you!
A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND GENEROSITY…
T-1 day till the end of this adventure, but the beginning of another season!
As you can see, many generous contributors have joined us these past few days. We feel so lucky to have you all as part of our vineyard family... and there is still 24 hours left.
We're sending out this last little reminder to anyone that has yet to spread the word, but also to share with you our grand media finale for the campaign, which was a visit from France 3 Nîmes, a local news station. They came to talk to us about crowdfunding and why we made the decision to make our project a "group effort". Here is the link for the video.
Again, this is in French, but for those of you that would like to see our few minutes of TV fame, you can find the story at "3min30s".
Meanwhile here in Vauvert, the vines are still growing and the grapes are getting bigger by the day...
Thanks to the vines and all of you, we feel like the luckiest little winemakers in the world!!!
So thank you so much for everything...
A row before it's summer trim
The same row after being trimmed.
Avoiding of course cutting/damaging our beautiful grapes of mourvèdre.
We'll be back with you tomorrow to celebrate the success of our campaign and the start of another season in this wonderful adventure!!!
The end is rapidly approaching, but we're still not slowing down!!!
Friday, there was an excellent article written about us in the regional newspaper known as the "Midi Libre"...
Thank you so much to the writer, Stéphane, for your work.
However, there is a small correction to be made about the ownership of the vines which actually belong to Florence and Jean Pascal Martin Festa.
Below you will find the article that appeared in the paper on Friday. However, we plan to send an English translation of the text within the week!
Then on Saturday, the fun continued at the local market where we distributed flyers (image below) to everyone we could including local vendors and market-goers alike.
The last week of our campaign has officially begun...
If you all know anyone who might be interested, but who have not yet heard about/had the time to participate in "Un Coin Sur Terre", now is the time...
We hope you all have a wonderful week, and you'll hear from us soon!
Radio France Bleu Gard Lozère gives Us a Shout!
Yesterday, we had a visit from one of the radio journalists at France Bleu Gard Lozère.
Intrigued by our project as well as our crowdfunding campaign, he wanted to meet us and hear the story firsthand. We, of course, were delighted to speak with him. So here is a little report he did for this morning's broadcast... with English summary below.
Thanks Arnaud D'Arcy!!!
Mr D'Arcy was very interested to know how the idea for the vineyard came about and why we decided to take the crowdfunding route as part of our financing. We responded that the project will take form over the course of 3 years and therefore, 3 phases. The idea for the crowdfunding campaign was born out of a desire to allow those who know us as well as those who don't to contribute any amount they wanted... and then watch the project grow over time. We then went to the cellar where we showed Mr. D'Arcy the material we have already purchased with the crowdfunding money. There, we presented to him a third of the material we plan to purchase (we have right now 4 barrels and 3 vats). The report finishes by a small explanation of the various rewards offered for your donations, and although we have reached our first goal, the work is not yet done!
We still have more news and publicity to do and present to you all. Don't forget, we're still trying for 150% for the bottling equipment we need! The time is flying by, but WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT!!!
And thank you vines!!!
The 100% is close… Time to get crazy and dream bigger!!!
Today we can say that we really believe, without a doubt, we will reach our objective… “Purchasing the vinification material we need”.
Needless to say, we are excited and delighted to be able to realize this first goal.
Imagining the numerous people who have enabled this campaign, and very soon, our new equipment makes us proud, and we want nothing more than to share it with you!
SO AN ENORMOUS THANK YOU TO ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
However, today, we don’t want to stop just yet. We have still another objective in our hearts and minds… To purchase the bottling material.
To achieve this, we are using every form of communication at our disposal.
For example, you will find below an excerpt from a local radio show we did last week called “Radio Système”.
The show is of course in French, but for our beloved anglophones, we’ll give you a brief overview.
The show is hosted by a local environmental activist who introduces a new topic every month regarding the environment/agriculture. This month’s theme was viticulture, and Edouard and I were his guests. He interviewed us about how we met and how this project became what it is today. Edouard talked about his own approach to winemaking and why we chose the region and the soil where we are now. We also touched on the various aspects of the project including the educational/pedagogical element, which we hope to implement with time. And last, but not least, we discussed our various financing techniques, including you guys, our kisskissbankbankers!
We still have 20 days left and you can count on us to make the most of them!!!
Thanks again for your love and support. Where would we be without you?
See you soon!
Lane, Edouard “Un Coin Sur Terre”
We’re very happy and proud to announce that we are currently (20 days into the campaign) at 66% of our first fundraising goal: To be able to finance the vinification equipment.
Thanks to all of you, we believe more than ever that we will succeed and this idea will be realized… but there is still a ways to go….
So, with that in mind, and with the hope of continued donations, we have added 4 more availabilities for the “You Are Phenomenal” reward.
We want to thank you all so much for the incredible energy you have brought to our daily life….
So with this good news comes more good news, we were written about for an article on the Costieres de Nimes website.
See you soon with more “juicy” info from the vines at “Un Coin Sur Terre”.
A promising beginning!!!
This week’s news is full of good updates about Un Coin Sur Terre.
First of all, we want to thank everyone again for believing in this project. Your daily confidence and encouragement is so motivating.
The campaign’s progress is really encouraging, but we are still only at the beginning. What a beginning it has been though!
Next week, we’ll be launching the media side of the campaign with full force. This will include radio appearances as well as meeting as many people as we can and distributing flyers through local networks. (Organic shops, purchase/supplier organizations, the local market, etc.)
So with all that said, we are very happy to announce that we have officially chosen our company logo.
It was the object of much reflection over the past few weeks and we are proud to present it to you here.
We also have for you some photos of our daily life here in Vauvert where the Spring is in full swing.
It’s a real treat to be accompanying our vines on their continuous journey….
The blossoms are coming, and we promise to have photos when they do….
See you soon