You might have noticed. We talk about sustainability a lot. Community sustainability is incredibly important to how we build our future in Grasse. We partner with Reneour, a locally based integration association who supports in the training of and finding jobs for the long-term unemployed.
‘Cueillette Solidaire’ is one of their programs, a fruit picking initiative where jobs are created by picking and selling fruits of those people who do not need them, we learnt that bitter oranges grow freely in abundance in the private gardens of Grasse and the surrounding area and so we engaged with Renouer to pick, peel and dry the skins of the oranges for use in our gin.
The partnership blossomed from there and today Renouer is picking, transforming and drying 4 of the botanicals we use; cade which grows naturally in the wild landscape of the Alpes-Maritimes region, tangy mediterranean lemons, rose centifolia native to Grasse and of course our bitter oranges,
Comte De Grasse is also working 17th century to 19th century distillery with Renouer to secure the mid-term supply of the botanicals which we cannot grow ourselves yet as well as having them work with us to renovate the 19th century distillery. We couldn’t do what we do without our community. We wouldn’t want to.