Sustainable viticulture is an integral part of our production philosophy and is based on the economic longevity of structures and territories, the qualitative production and the enhancement of the heritage and landscape of the Bolgheri area along with its historical, cultural and ecological aspects. At Ornellaia, the concept of environmental sustainability, understood as the use of the soil’s natural fertility, can be identified in various practices and limited measures implemented in our vineyards, with the aim of promoting the biodiversity of the species cultivated. These include the protective management of the soil to maintain its integrity and fertility, management of the plant to achieve self-regulation and the adoption of defence systems with a low environmental impact that stimulate the vine’s natural defences. Minimising interventions and external inputs both in the vineyard and in the cellar makes it possible to bring out the “terroir” and the capacity for expression of every single vineyard.
All this is possible thanks to a human heritage of inestimable importance, which grows every day thanks to the encouragement and appropriate training of in-house staff.