Like the dreamy echo of a call back to nature, Ferme Apicole Desrochers is first of all a way of life in osmosis with a mountain, a river, a region: Ferme-Neuve. it goes without saying that our line of products is respectful of the environment and of the bees offering the indispensable honey that goes into the preparation of our mead, a real honey wine. At the forefront of the organic movement, now led by the second generation with Naline Dupuis Desrochers and Géraud Bonnet, we are still innovating thirty years after, offering blends that bring a country air to your taste buds where the distinct notes of this exceptional, unique and all natural product reveal the echo of a dream dipped in reality. Fed by the nordic climate, the Upper Laurentians sculpt an authentic and robust ecosystem. The air and water purity that cajole our region inspires us to respect nature, to protect the ancestral heritage that flows into the production of our honey wines. Vast floral prairies and dense forests make for a unique playground for our bees and guides us in our sweet excentricities. Many factors—exceptional terroir, originality, curiosity, expertise, family alchemy transmitted from one generation to the next by the rhythmic dance of the bees—converge to make a traditional, handcrafted honey wine with a finesse remindful of most great wines.
Certified Biodynamic by Ecocert Canada (2009-05-12, CA-91177)
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 120 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 120 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of the vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
Average production of wine: 20000 (btl)