Vignobles L’Acadie du Canada becomes the first biocyclic vegan vineyard in North America
L’Acadie Vineyards in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia, Canada is the first farm and winery in North America to adopt the strict European biocyclic vegan standard of avoiding all animal inputs in the vineyard and winery, which making it the first farm and winery in North America to be qualified to use the biocyclic vegan seal of approval.
Biocyclic vegan agriculture means purely plant-based organic agriculture. This form of cultivation excludes any commercial breeding of animals and does not use any input of animal origin in viticulture and winemaking. Particular emphasis is placed on the promotion of biodiversity, healthy soil life, the closing of organic cycles and the systematic accumulation of humus.
L’Acadie Vineyards has been the first organic vineyard in Nova Scotia since its inception in 2004 and their operations go beyond organic farming without animal inputs and sustainable practices such as composted plant residue teas and crops of coverage, and encourage biodiversity and soils that are alive and regenerative. .
L’Acadie Vineyards was established in 2004 by well-known Canadian winemaker Bruce Ewert and his family in Gaspereau, Nova Scotia. Bruce has been a professional winemaker for over thirty years for wineries in the Okanagan Valley and Niagara Peninsula in Canada, as well as Sonoma, California, and Hunter Valley and Padthaway in Australia, and now in the Canada’s emerging wine region, Nova Scotia. He was chief winemaker responsible for 400,000 cases and sparkled more than half a million bottles using the traditional method during his career. It is integral to establishing Nova Scotia as a sparkling wine region. L’Acadie Vineyards is the first winery in Nova Scotia to launch award-winning traditional method sparkling wines.
“All of our wines have been vegan for over a decade and this certification gives our customers the certainty that no animal inputs are used in our vineyard and in our wines. The Biocyclic Vegan certification recognizes our extra sustainable efforts and care that go beyond organic, vegan, and we adhere to their principles for the sake of the environment, animals and people,” says Bruce Ewert, Founder and Owner.
More information is available at www.biocyclic-vegan.org and www.lacadievineyards.ca