Meadows and suckler cow husbandry
Extensive pasture farming with a suckler cow herd
Organic Certified since 2012
Our winery includes 18 hectares of meadows with a herd of suckler cows.
The calves stay with the cows and are provided with milk.
The meadows are divided into pasture land where the cattle run free and mowing meadows where we make hay for winter feeding.
The pasture land is further divided into winter and summer pasture. The winter pasture is located directly behind the Château LASSUS and
is accessible for winter feeding. The cattle herd stays on the pasture all year round. In the meadows, the hay is cut very late,
which protects flowering plants and ground-nesting bird species.
Mother cows in the meadows
All Meadows belong to NATURA 2000
These are 'Marais' meadows. These are periodically wet and in the typically wet winter, large areas are sometimes under water.
The meadows are criss-crossed by channels, some of which regularly dry out in summer. Due to the low altitude of 1-4 m above sea level, the influence of the ocean
is also noticeable in the mineral content of the vegetation.
Blooming orchids in our meadows
The gentle extensive grazing with long recovery periods gives nature space for a remarkable flora and fauna.
Many protected plants and animals are native to our meadows. Among them are numerous orchids.
Here is a list of plants naturally growing on our winery (meadows and vineyards)
A distinctive fauna
The European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis), which has unfortunately become very rare and is also being displaced in many locations
by the invasive American snapping turtle, deserves special mention.
The european pond turtle (Emys orbicularis)
There are some year-round water points. There are also larger fish here. Above all, however, the turtles gather there during dry periods and the kingfisher
can then be observed fishing. It is amazing how fast this little bird catches its fish.
Fauna - some animals in our Meadows
Storks, herons, various birds of prey, deer, lots of butterflies, the list is very long...