To be a winemaker

Viticulture production

Winemakers are men of the “earth” encouraged to think about the importance and value of agriculture and sustainable development. This implies taking firm decisions which at Il Borro imply extreme dedication to the creation of real benefits for the community and for future generations. Hence this becomes a tangible commitment not only for agricultural activities but for every single aspect of the reality of Il Borro. Together with biodynamic cultivation and linked to principles of sustainability there are many other projects: the photovoltaic field, electric transportation, the upcoming creation of a biomass plant. All this ensures a lesser impact on the environment so as to ultimately become responsible players in the ecosystem protecting and enhancing to the utmost the natural resources that are available to man. Since 2015 the Estate was granted organic certification. Managing an organic estate implies a special way of living; it means keeping a careful watch over the land and respecting it. It is a way to help the land regenerate itself, to preserve fertility and to maintain the production’s highest quality level. Exclusive use of natural fertilizers and organic pesticides to cultivate the vineyards, olive groves and honey production, an ethical eco sustainable cuisine as well as using renewable energies in the Relais & Chateaux context: these are the fundamental principles of the Estate. The Relais structures with “zero bills” are growing and are powered with renewable energy. This is an important step towards energy autonomy with a negative carbon impact for overall wellbeing.