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.

Natural farming

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)