Spotlight: Chateau Suau Leads Bordeaux’s Organic Reign

Full disclosure: My cousin Tom is married to Monique Bonnet, the founder of Chateau Suau.

Monique is one of the few successful woman leaders working in wine in Bordeaux. She has been running the family vineyard since the 1980’s.

Around 2007, she noticed her workers were developing rashes, runny eyes, and other symptoms. After a few conversations she learned they were impacted by the pesticides that treat the grapes. Most vineyards still use toxic pesticides today. She said, “That’s it. We are going organic.” At a huge cost, they lost almost three years of production to convert their more than 150 acres into an organic vineyard.

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Urbavour: A Startup That Gets City Dwellers To Eat Healthy

You’ve worked hard all day.  You’re tired and have missed the Union Square Green Market. You want to eat healthy but you walk into your local deli or grocery store and once again, some bland take out will do the trick for another night.   But what if you knew that waiting for you at home was a bundle of organic groceries from the City’s green markets or local farms?  That is what Urbavour does.  A startup that gets city dwellers to eat healthy. Continue reading “Urbavour: A Startup That Gets City Dwellers To Eat Healthy”