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Organic and sustainable

The company’s philosophy is totally aimed at organic, respect for nature and the least possible environmental impact.

As far as the energy consumption of the company is concerned, we have tried to implement by-product recovery methods and photovoltaic energy production to make our environmental impact almost zero. This also entails a saving of about 150 quintals per year of Co2, with the biomass boiler being fed with peanuts from the pomace of the olive mill. They are burned all year round to heat the structure during the whole winter, and for hot water. The vegetation waters are used with a fertigation system, while the waste pulp is a natural fertilizer. The spring pruning for the chimneys of the farm.

We implement water saving methods, essential treatments for vineyards and olive groves, all with biodynamic products. The pruning of the vineyard is always aimed at the well-being of the plant, few wounds, very few interventions on the ground which is often left inert also for an improvement of the erosion. We apply green manure techniques to invigorate the corporate soils, we are starting to prepare the compost directly from the company scraps.

The 20 kw photovoltaic system allows the company to work its olives and those of nearby producers without using any fuels from polluting sources. During the mill’s rest period, on the other hand, energy is fed back into the network.

Since 2009, we are part of the renewable energy food community, created by the international Slow Food movement, which includes only companies that produce their products using renewable energy. With that step, we started working as the only company, which currently produces oil and wine using solar panels and biomass. We also organize guided tours of the site and the two energy plants every month. Each time, we welcome groups of interested and curious students from all over of the world, inspired to discover projects like ours with a focus on respecting nature.

Over the years our company has carved out a very prestigious role in the various wine and oil sectors, and is often rewarded for the high production quality and our energy efficient practices.

In terms of biodynamics we are not quite yet ready or certified as biodynamic. Yet, we’re using biodynamic cultivation techniques such as green manure and pruning, working with animals, using stable manure, wood chips, and treatments based on algae, copper and sulphur.