Our winemaking philosophy is based on the belief that great wines always begin in a vineyard that is farmed in harmony with nature. For almost twenty years we have been using a system of integrated pest management and our wines and olive oil are fully certified as organic by ICEA since 1999.
In 2006, we began using biodynamic methods which are a natural compliment to traditional Italian farming practices.
Fattoria Colle Verde’s ‘natural farming’ practices in the vineyard include:
- using biodynamic preparation 500 to improve the soil’s natural fertility
- using only copper- and sulphur-based products for pest control
- spraying biodynamic and/or organic teas on the canopy
- creating a bio-diverse habitat by letting portions of the property remain uncultivated to provide a wild habitat for beneficial insects and natural predators
“The best fertilizer in all the world are the footsteps of the farmer” (Alex Podolinski / Masanobu Fukuoka)