As a custodian of the land rather than one who controls it, Luca’s focus is on the health & well-being of his property; the vineyard, olive grove & their fruits. His dedication to using only ICEA & European approved certified organic farming methods from vine to finished product reflects the Italian proverb, “The Earth is generous to those who are committed to it.”
In addition to cover cropping with clippings & pruning compost, goat & sheep pies, no chemicals or synthetic products are used in the field or cellar. The ramifications of climate change & growing occurrence of erratic weather alerted Luca & his team to adopt Biodynamic principles. Fertilizing with beet root, broad bean, clover, horse radish, lentil, mustard seed, rye grass & sweet pea. This feeds the soil & strengthens the vines to maintain a healthy balance.