“Being a farmer implies a great responsibility”, says this winemaker, who has always been committed to safeguarding the environment.
This commitment comes from a real attachment to the region and for Sara, eco-sustainability begins in the vineyard and continues in the cellar.
“This is our heritage, the heritage we will pass on to our children.” How does this idea of yours translate into tangible actions to respect the land? What are your choices in terms of method?
“Respect for the land begins with the choices made in the vineyard, so to begin with, we have decided to reduce the use of chemical products.”
And then, we are members of the Tergeo Italia project which certifies technological and management solutions with regard to sustainability in the winemaking sector.
For example–contour ploughing of vineyards, restricting the depth of ploughing before planting vines and planting grass cover between the rows–all reduce soil erosion from water run off.
These choices culminated in 2014 in our decision to convert to organic certification.”
(Josetta Saffirio Vineyards)