New Interview published: oenologist’s words Joël ROCHARD

New Interview published: oenologist’s words Joël ROCHARD

1 April 2020

The magazine « Revue Française d’Œnologie » (January-February, 2020) devoted five pages of interviews to Joël Rochard on the theme of climate change and sustainable viticulture.

It is absolutely necessary to limit the impact on greenhouse gases and, more generally, to implement sustainable development whenever possible within the wine industry”.

Joël Rochard
 THERMAL OPTIMIZATION OF WINERIES AND EXAMPLES OF REALIZATIONS

THERMAL OPTIMIZATION OF WINERIES AND EXAMPLES OF REALIZATIONS

1 April 2020

Man has seen his energy consumption increase with exponential growth since the primitive period. From a few thousand calories (food requirement), individual daily consumption currently reaches more than 250,000 kilocalories in modern technological civilization (domestic, industrial and agricultural consumption, transport).Both viticulture and agriculture have developed mechanisation since the middle of the 20th century. But beyond direct energy consumption (tractors, harvesting machines), intermediate wine products (fertilizers, plant protection products) generate an increase in energy consumption.Concerning oenology, winegrowers often knew by empiricism the importance of thermal aspects during the elaboration of a wine. All means that allowed to benefit from the coolness or natural heat were used (underground cellars, opening of the cellars during the winter, window wells oriented according to exposure or prevailing winds). In addition, the winter cold was used to ensure the tartaric stabilization of the wines.

 Publication: Ecological treatment of cellar effluent using the zeolite/Zeofito process ©, Swiss OIV Congress 2019

Publication: Ecological treatment of cellar effluent using the zeolite/Zeofito process ©, Swiss OIV Congress 2019

1 April 2020

In addition to the wine and oenological routes, organic viticulture must also address the different aspects of sustainable viticulture, in particular the treatment of cellar effluent, with an ecological approach. Inaddition to wastewater treatment performance,effluent treatment must integrate different ecological orientations: low energy consumption and limiting waste (sludge) that is increasingly difficult to manage by agronomic means. In addition, in conjunction with the concept of eco-enotourism, a harmonious integration of the system can be envisaged, which combines a limitation of olfactory and noise pollution, alandscape and biodiversity enhancement as well aspossibly a reuse oftreated water for irrigation. Constructed wetlands or bed techniques have proven their effectiveness in the treatment of domestic effluents. Their application to cellar effluents, which has been the subject of variousresearch projects for several years, makes it possible to enhance the aesthetic and ecological environment of the cellar. The objective of the communication is to present the principle of purification by a bed planted with reeds with the different possible implementations in the cellars

 New publication : Bases of the eco-oenotourisme, landscape with the design of the cellars

New publication : Bases of the eco-oenotourisme, landscape with the design of the cellars

1 April 2020

The œnotourism takes a share growing in the valorization of the wine territories.Thus emerges the concept of “Eco-Oenotourisme” which associates in particular, in connection with sustainable development, the landscapes, the biodiversity, as well as the éco-design of the cellars.The protection of the local biodiversity is also integrated in a approach of Eco-Oenotourisme and often takes part in the valorization of the local landscape(www.biodivine.eu).

It should be prevented that the landscape is regarded as a simple by-product of the wine and territorial practices (www.agriculture-et-paysage.fr), which justifies with the image of the International Charter “of Fontevraud” (www.chartedefontevraud.org) to develop a “patrimonial governance locally”.Beyond these functional aspects, the notion of Eco-Oenotourisme is associated with the taking into account of sustainable development in the design of the cellars (www.ecowinery.eu)

 Winery 2019

Winery 2019

28 June 2019
I will be attending at Winery 2019 in Belgium from July 3-5, 2019.

Learn more about: http://www.winery2019.com/

 Climate Change Leadership from 5 to 7 march 2019 in Porto

Climate Change Leadership from 5 to 7 march 2019 in Porto

4 March 2019

Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

Wine is one of the only branded agricultural activities that exists in the world. The industry strongly supports and sustains rural communities and landscapes. It is vulnerable to Climate Change.

Most conferences on the subject tell you the problem and don’t suggest practical steps of what to do. At the Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry Porto we aim to provide practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, to help the wine industry in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate, adapting and helping to solve our shared problems.

This summit will enable all elements of the wine industry to work in concert in developing a safe and sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions. In working together to accomplish this in Porto, we seek to unite the industry by demonstrating our global leadership.

An outcome of the conference will be The Porto Protocol by which all conference participants will commit to promote the solutions provided amongst winery owners, scientists, business leaders, policy makers, winemakers, vineyard workers and farmers, students, importers and distributors.

Restraining our contributions towards and detailing our responses to climate change is the greatest challenge the wine industry faces. Meeting these challenges are within our grasp; the CCLP conference and its Porto Protocol will be a tool to engage the entire wine industry.

More informations on climatechange-porto.com

You can heard Joël Rochard on 6th march

16.00 – 16.45 : “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”

Speakers: Carlos Miranda (ES) | Chris Foss (UK) | Jöel Rochard (FR)

Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)

Content: The LIFE-ADVICLIM project develops climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, demonstrates their application at the vineyard scale, enabling wine producers to assess the impacts of climate change on their plots, simulate adaptation scenarios, and measure the greenhouse gas emissions related to their practices.

 Climate Change Leadership in Porto from 5 to 7 March 2019

Climate Change Leadership in Porto from 5 to 7 March 2019

4 March 2019

Solutions For The Wine Industry Conference

Wine is one of the only branded agricultural activities that exists in the world. The industry strongly supports and sustains rural communities and landscapes. It is vulnerable to Climate Change.

Most conferences on the subject tell you the problem and don’t suggest practical steps of what to do. At the Climate Change Leadership – Solutions for the Wine Industry Porto we aim to provide practical and proven solutions, both short and long term, to help the wine industry in mitigating the impacts of a changing climate, adapting and helping to solve our shared problems.

This summit will enable all elements of the wine industry to work in concert in developing a safe and sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions. In working together to accomplish this in Porto, we seek to unite the industry by demonstrating our global leadership.

An outcome of the conference will be The Porto Protocol by which all conference participants will commit to promote the solutions provided amongst winery owners, scientists, business leaders, policy makers, winemakers, vineyard workers and farmers, students, importers and distributors.

Restraining our contributions towards and detailing our responses to climate change is the greatest challenge the wine industry faces. Meeting these challenges are within our grasp; the CCLP conference and its Porto Protocol will be a tool to engage the entire wine industry.

More informations on http://www.climatechange-porto.com/

On 6th March at 16.00

SESSION 6: “A REPORT FROM ADVICLIM”

Speakers: Carlos Miranda (ES) | Chris Foss (UK) | Jöel Rochard (FR)

Moderator: José Vouillamoz (CH)

Content: The LIFE-ADVICLIM project develops climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, demonstrates their application at the vineyard scale, enabling wine producers to assess the impacts of climate change on their plots, simulate adaptation scenarios, and measure the greenhouse gas emissions related to their practices.

 New book : « Vignes et terroirs : splendeur des paysages du monde »

New book : « Vignes et terroirs : splendeur des paysages du monde »

6 November 2017

Joël Rochard has published a picture book with a lot of many photographs about viticultural landscapes. You can find it here.

Read more

 Winery 2017

Winery 2017

23 January 2017

The 8th IWA Specialized Conference on Sustainable Viticulture, Winery Wastes & Agri-industrial Wastewater Management will be held in Viña del Mar, Chile, during November 2017.

This colloquium integrates since a few years a global vision of the sustainable development applied to the vine growing.

http://www.winery2017.com/