Fruit trees thrived on the Wignacourt estate in Ardenne during France’s Belle Epoque – or ‘beautiful epoch’ from 1880 and 1914. But two wars left the landscape ravaged. Woodlands replaced the gardens of fruit trees. A rural exodus followed, leaving the land to fall into disuse.
So, descendants of the original family created Wignac; to revive the orchards and bring back the region’s cider making tradition. Their goal is to rejuvenate the image of cider.
They aim to keep protecting and promoting the territory’s biodiversity.