Environmentally sustainable vineyards are no longer just an option. Preserving our environment—and our health—is an inescapable moral obligation.

At the same time, however, the company’s economic viability must also be evaluated; going organic without a good foundation of vineyard experience is a risky move in a territory like ours, which is subject to a great deal of precipitation.

We have therefore decided to move forward one step at a time, introducing a new element every year, working toward the lowest possible impact on our territory and the most wholesome wines. Our goal for this year is to bottle the 2017 vintage with zero pesticide residues.

2018

The big step

Decision has been taken. Starting from season 2018 we will begin our Organical Farming Certification.

2017

No more chemicals

We are trying to use exclusively pesticides that are permitted in organic farming, a sort of test run that can be remedied with 1-2 normal treatments in the event of any issues. However, we do plan to continue using one conventional product to fight Scaphoideus titanus, a carrier of the flavescence dorée grapevine disease that can decimate a vineyard in a few years, against which there are no effective organic defences.

2017

No Sulphites

After two years of testing, the first Bixo with no added sulphites is born.

With just 2 mg/l of total sulphur, “contains sulphites” is no longer required on the label.

2016

No more broken hearts

We left We leave all pesticides with the heart that bursts on the label, that is all those products that have recognized impact on human health.

2015

Prior

We plant a small experimental vineyard of Prior resistant vine (PIWI) that requires only 3-4 pesticide treatments per year. The goal is to try to obtain, in alternate years, a red wine and a classic method sparkling wine.

2015

Selective Grassing and Intercropping

In addition to leaving the sub-rows grassed we try to sow with the legume to exploit the nutritional properties of these herbs and optimize fertilization. In particular, we sow four different types of clover to cover all periods of the year.

2014

Grass under the vines

It was born the idea of no longer conduct, not only the chemical weed control, but even the mechanical processing of the sub-rows. We tested in certain parcels to let the grass grow and simply cut it.

2013

Sexual disorientation

Let’s sexual confusion about 2ha of vines, through this system, we hoped to be able to eliminate insecticide treatments to control the moth in the space of three years. Unfortunately, this system has not proven to been functional in our environment.

2013

Simonit e Sirch

Start the conversion of the first vineyards to the soft pruning, the method developed by Simonit and Sirch to reduce harmful cuts to the vine and extend the life of the vines, making them healthy and strong.

2012

Integrated Pest Management

We adopt the principles of the regional integrated pest management, a practice of crop protection which provides for a reduction in the use of the most harmful pesticides by implementing various measures also agronomic.

05/05/2011

The last chemical weed control

this is the date of the last chemical weed control carried out in our vineyards, since then nothing more chemicals to combat weeds.
The grass between the rows also become a tool to control the vigor.