For my family it has always been important to work with nature and not against it, so no herbicides, no pesticides becuase everything that goes on the plant goes in the product and we want to mantain an high standard of quality and products without poisons inside. Our farm has been organic from the first day, but we got certified in the 2016. Being organic for us means follow the natural rhythm of nature and accepting that our products change year by year as the most natural process. Nature makes the flowers bloom, the fruits ripe and the leaves fall every year from five hundred million years ago and we can't pretend to rule it. We hate the pesticides, because pesticides are the biggest enemies of plants, we need biodiversity to coesist to have the most sane plants. Because of the importance of biodiversity you will notice if you visit us that our vineyards are near and oak forest. All of this to mantain our land like our granparents left it to us so that we will leave it like this to our grandchildren.For us being organic is not only about not using chemicals but also about choosing the right time to prune and harvest, following the moon phase.The most important thing for the plants, beside water, it's the soil and his nutrients. Nutrients such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and also nitrogen is a very important component for a plant. Nitrogen stimulates the growth of plants. To make sure that our vines find the right amount of nitrogen in the soil we grow cover crop in our vineyards. The grasses have a nice root structure that is good for the soil and they provide nitrogen to the soil. By mantaining the soil natural we retain a healthy, living soil. Such soil is full of beneficial bacteria, a jumble of good fungi and all kinds of other life. Together they form the living soil. A living soil is resilient and is able to suppress diseases and pests. Chemical means are therefore not required. Even more so, chemistry makes the emergence of a stable living soil impossible. So it is thanks to all the life that the soil remains healthy and, in turn, is able to provide the crops to feed with the necessary nutrients. Those nutrients are indeed the result of the degradation processes by soil organisms. Plants that interact with the soil are strong and resilient. Any use of fertilaizers will permanently change the soil.
This means that organic farming tends to have a limited environmental impact as it encourages:
the responsible use of energy and natural resources
the maintenance of biodiversity preservation of regional ecological balances
enhancement of soil fertility
maintenance of water quality
lower carbon impact