Ecotourism or green tourism is at the origin of the creation of the Domaine RIBERACH ecolodge****.
A natural philosophy otherwise known as Slow Life. This movement, initiated in the 1980s in response to the global acceleration of our societies, is a counterpoint advocating values such as authenticity, good living and the nature of things. An invitation to appreciate simple moments and take the time to live.
In addition to our organic wine production, we do everything possible on a daily basis to minimise the environmental impact of our activity: selective sorting, energy saving, water saving, recycling, waste treatment on site (composting, henhouse...), etc.
During your stay, help us to put into practice the "praise of slowness" by Riberach
At the Domaine Riberach****, the emphasis was first placed on insulating the building, because "The best energy is the one we don't consume!
Then, to ensure the estate's energy needs in terms of heating and cooling, an innovative system was put in place, which won an ADEME award: geothermal energy.
This energy is drawn from almost 100 metres underground and adapts to the operational needs and structure of the building. The calories thus drawn and condensed by 2 heat pumps are distributed according to demand. The energy residues from the heating and cooling production are also stored in pre-existing underground tanks and re-injected into the network as required.
To put it simply, when the hotel is heated, the wine cellars are cooled by energy transfer.
Organic and local cuisine
A cuisine based on the concept of Slow Food.
In 1986, Carlo Petrini, a food journalist, launched this movement in Italy, in opposition to fast food.
At Domaine Riberach**** we are locavores. As much as possible, we promote the Km0 in our supplies by concentrating on local products. The list of our local producers is displayed in the restaurant. These partners work using at least reasoned agriculture and control their environmental impact.
Because there is nothing better than a swim in white water, we wanted to offer you the chance to swim between frogs and water lilies.
The pool is egg-shaped and has a natural filtration system. It consists of three pools that form a biotope.
In our Mediterranean regions, water is a precious commodity, and we do everything to save it. These basins are supplied by rainwater stored in the cellar's underground tanks. Respecting the natural aquatic balance, the filtration of the water is entrusted to plants selected for their regenerative capacities.
Slow life is about getting off the bike and watching yourself pedal.Luc Richard - Architect & co-owner of Domaine RIBERACH****