« The wealth of a country does not depend on unsecure bank notes that can be endlessly produced, but on its industry and its agriculture. » Gustave Le Bon
My uncle, Jean-Michel Bidart, was one of the first members of the wine cellar. Parallel to this, he also bred cows. This is how he taught me from a young age to take care of a vine yard and a herd.
In 2003, at the age of 21, I had the chance to take over from him with 3.5 hectares of standard vines (flat terrain). Since then I have increased my surfaces by planting 1.5 hectares of vines in terraces. Today I cultivate 0.5 hectares of gros manseng (white grape variety), 2.5 hectares of tannat (red grape variety) and 2.5 hectares of cabernet franc (red grape variety).
Alongside this I also rear 45 cows for meat with my wife, with whom we started a GAEC (Agricultural group company with common economic interests) 4 years ago.
At the age of 35 today, my job is very fulfilling. Setting myself up as self-employed does not appeal to me. Taking care of a vineyard and transforming the grape to wine, that’s another profession entirely.
What are my future projects? To restructure my vine plots, hand over my passion for viticulture to my 3 children and definitely to increase my plantation surfaces...
Others portraits : Olivier Martin | Pierre Laxague | Ximun Bergouignan | Peio Trounday | Xavier Martin | Jean-Marc Irigaray | Joan Lapeyrade | Jean-François Gorostiague | Christine Iriart | Beñat Eyherabide | Maite Lucu | Mikel San Miguel | Pantxo Indart | Ramuntxo Cherbero | Jean-Michel Iribarne | Daniel Dupuy | Pascal Arangoïts | Jean-Marie Crouspeyre | Daniel Ithurburua | Arnaud Youakim | Txomin Arreguy | Jean-Paul Arrossa
The wines from the Cellar are the fruit of the work and the values from which the wine growers and the members of the cooperative personally identify themselves.
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