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Leonardo DiCaprio invests in Champagne Telmont

Leonardo DiCaprio has acquired a stake in Champagne Telmont.

The actor and environmental campaigner has come on board as an investor at the company, which has set firm sustainability goals to achieve in the coming years.

As part of its environmental sustainability plan, Champagne Telmont aims to make its entire vineyard near Épernay 100 per cent organic by 2025, and assist its partner growers in the full organic conversion of their vines by 2031. 

The house is also looking at making its packaging more sustainable. It stopped supplying gift boxes with its wines in June 2021, and it has made the move from clear, virgin glass bottles to classic green Champagne bottles made from 85 per cent recycled glass. 

DiCaprio said: "Champagne Telmont, together with its partner wine growers, has set its sights on producing 100 per cent organic Champagne, ensuring a completely sustainable production lifecycle in the coming years. From protecting biodiversity on its land, to using 100 per cent renewable electricity, Champagne Telmont is determined to radically lower its environmental footprint, making me proud to join as an investor."

Ludovic du Plessis, chairman and shareholder of Champagne Telmont, said: "Leonardo DiCaprio's decision to become a shareholder sends Telmont a strong message of support that will encourage us as we carry out our ambitious plans. We share the same convictions and the same commitment to protecting the environment. The house has one foot in tradition and the other in modernity, but both firmly rooted in the terroir. We aim to act in the name of Mother Nature in everything we do."

25 February 2022 - Bethany Whymark