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16 Apr 2018
The annual meeting of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Brussels
The annual meeting of the International Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Bruss...
02 Feb 2018
Sustainable Winegrowing Summit, Valpolicella Verona, Italy
Olga Bussinello, the Director of Consorzio Tutela Vini Valpolicella:"Excellence in vineyards is the ...
29 Sep 2016
Wine Observatory on Sustainability at the FIVS Meeting in Ottawa
The annual meeting of the Internation Federation of Wines and Spirits (FIVS) will be held in Ottawa ...

Resource Center

30 Jan 2017
WOS - WINE OBSERVATORY SUSTAINABILITY Building the stakeholder platform to foster sustainability in the wine sector

THE PROJECT
The Wine Observatory Sustainability (WOS) is an international no-profit platform aiming to foster sustainability in the wine sector, collecting and coordinating existing experience

19 Apr 2016
Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles
Developed by FIVS, the Global Wine Producers Environmental Sustainability Principles (GWPESP) provide a framework to promote a coordinated, efficient and results-driven approach for the international
18 Apr 2016
Wine Sustainability. Past, Present, Future. Sensory characterization of wines as an integral dimension of sustainability
In the 2015 edition of the SIMEI congress it was decided to focus on the matter of sustainability from two different but complementary points of view: the socio-economic and environmental sustainabili
01 Oct 2014
First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing - towards EXPO Milano 2015
The First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing is the result of a complex journey that has involved 37 experts on the topic of sustainable wine from the technical and scientific community, united by this

Principi di Porcía

Short description:

The Azienda Agricola Principi di Porcía, located in the Friuli Grave and Lison-Pramaggiore DOC zones, has for centuries now utilised a diverse array of mutually-complementary crops, along the traditional agricultural model, namely corn, soy, barley, silage, walnuts, poplars, wine, and milk. Such an approach ensures the consumer a product that is fundamentally ethical, healthy, safe, and at the same time of good value, all in a context of eco-sustainability. All of this is made possible through a completely transparent internal production cycle: the cows are fed with the silage and grains in order to keep them in consistent good health and to keep levels of milk yield high. Their organic waste, rich in nitrogen, phosphorous dioxide, and potassium, is an outstanding mechanism for soil fertility, which therefore has no need of massive applications of chemicals, nor of herbicides or pesticides. Crop diversification and rotation greatly reduce the need to work the soil, thus enabling better control and reduced use of chemical herbicides. Sustained soil fertility, therefore, ensures environmentally low-impact operations, including those of course in the vineyards as well.

Address:
Via Zuiano, 29 - 33082 Azzano Decimo PN

Kind of farm:
- Grapes and wine producer

Farm Size:
Big (>50 ha)

Link to official website:
http://www.porcia.com/english/

Contact Information:
porcia@porcia.com

Tools developed:
V.I.V.A. Sustainability and Culture
See the Sustainability Project of the farm on its web site

Short description of results achieved: