I cultivate my vineyards with horse power

Olivier Cousin

France / Martigné-Briand
Innovation : Marketed / Broadcasted
What if the return of horses to wine production produced an excellent organic wine? That’s the conviction of this Angevin winemaker who is converting many farmers to old-fashioned horsepower who are tired of the false promises of industrial agriculture.
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Participating in Olivier’s harvest was unforgettable. Every day for a week, he served gargantuan organic meals to all the young people who had come from around the world to help. This convivial atmosphere helped us to shrug off the rather precarious sleeping conditions with a laugh.
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Actualités du pionnier

When administration and agriculture don’t get along…

26 February 2014
Last monday, Emmanuel Giboulot, an organic wine maker from Burgundy appeared in court for refusing to treat his vineyards; his story looks strangley like our pioneer’s Olivier Cousin and allows a shot reflexion…

When administration and agriculture don’t get along…

29 October 2013
Last monday, Emmanuel Giboulot, an organic wine maker from Burgundy appeared in court for refusing to treat his vineyards; his story looks strangley like our pioneer’s Olivier Cousin and allows a shot reflexion…

Anjou Olivier Cousin: the other AOC

2 October 2013
Because of Olivier’s excentrical techniques, he had to leave in 1995 the Appellation d’Origine Controllé… He is forbidden as such to label his wine ‘Vin d’Anjou’, what he does, naturally.

When ancestral agricultural techniques meet with new technologies for a more performant and more resepctful food production

27 September 2013
Organic labels are everywhere. However, one needs to wonder about production. Teledetection enables to combine old techniques and new technologies for a never-achieved productivity