The school of viticulture and wine
We were the instigators of a cooperative movement between around ten châteaux, which led to the creation of an immersive training programme to provide qualifications for workers in viticulture and wine.
This vocational training course, funded by the French Department of Employment, includes 3 months in the field, with tutors who come to the chateaux. The student then integrates one of the chateaux on a 15-month professional training contract, leading to a nationally recognised Certificate of Professional Qualification, covering soil and vineyard management, vine treatments, using agricultural vehicles, planting and pruning, harvesting and winemaking. Candidates are recruited without CV, and permanent positions are on offer at the end!