Vineyard solidarity helps beat weather

Roch Sassi and partner Clémence of Clos Saint Joseph

Solidarity among winemakers has seen a remarkable series of events across France after many vignerons lost the bulk of their year’s income in spring hail and summer drought.

Neighbours provide grapes for a vin solidaire that can help save a vine­yard from collapse while others join to buy grapes and produce a vin de table or similar to boost cash flow.

Spring frost and hail damaged vines from Bordeaux, Charentes and Jura to ...

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