Château Des Coccinelles

(France, Rhone)

Ladybirds and wine get on like a house on fire.

Château des Coccinelles can be found between Avignon and the staggering Pont du Gard aqueduct. Coccinelle means “ladybird” in French, and the colourfuducasl
critters are more than just a mascot; they lend the Fabre family a serious hand (or six) on their vines.

A ladybird can consume as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime, making them a natural ally of growers everywhere.

The Fabres plant wildflowers among the vines to promote biodiversity and attract the ladybirds. Did you know they bleed from their knees when threatened? Ladybirds, not the Fabre family.

Château Des Coccinelles

WINES: 2

 

– Côtes du Rhône Blanc

 

– Côtes du Rhône Rouge