A people-oriented vineyard
The D’UVA project has been developed by small wine-growing company named Cascina Belmonte. Situated in the hills of the hinterland of the Lake Garda, the company’s focus is to produce high-quality wines in a sustainable way. We cultivate according to the organic agriculture rules, applying management techniques, which foster biodiversity and aim at reducing the environmental impact and the emission of CO2.
Each field is dedicated to a precise cultivation according to the solar exposure, humidity, and the soil features. Here, the vineyards are cultivated only in the fields that are most exposed to the sun. The remaining areas are dedicated to vegetable gardens, orchard or lawns for the natural growth of wild herbs. We do not use insecticides, as nature gives us already the necessary solutions for the best cultivation. Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, said that if you “walk” the vineyard every day and see an unhealthy plant, you can remove it immediately without the need of using any chemical substance. And for “walking” the vineyard every day, the vineyard has to be people-oriented.