For more than 30 years we have not used chemical products on the land, on our plants or during processing. Perhaps not everyone knows that such a virtuous approach brings many problems at the outset. First and foremost there is an immediate reduction in production that lasts for a number of years.
Chemical farming produces ten times as much, but eventually destroys the land so that it is virtually unusable.
We are proud to have chosen the opposite approach. We are proud that we cultivate our land as if it belongs to all: The land is the most precious resource owned by mankind, an asset to be preserved with the greatest care at any cost. We are proud to be a company that is concerned with growing profits not through quantity but through the increasing appreciation of that market sector for which quality is the driving factor.
From pioneers we have become a “ground breaking company” on a regional level: rather than treating with chemicals, we undertake complex work aimed at preventing parasite attacks, using Stevenson screens and pheromone traps based on sexual attraction.
The result is that the plants develop antibodies and become stronger every year. All the production phases are internally managed, creating a micro-system that is similar to that used in the farms of years gone by.
Grafting in the field, grassing…our techniques are ancient, but this does not mean that we don’t welcome real innovations: the cellar, press, agritourism and the restaurant are completely powered by photovoltaic panels that make them energy self-sufficient.
Our idea for the future is to take agriculture to where it was 100 years ago without turning our backs on new technology.
Attention to quality and respect for the environment made us switch to organic farming in 1989, getting our ICEA certification in 1991 and now CSQA. Even our energy supply system is consistent and innovative. The winery, the oil mill, the farmhouse and the restaurant are entirely powered by a photovoltaic panel system that makes the farm self-sufficient.