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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 ...
03 Nov 2015
Sensory analysis: sustainable viticulture as tribute to the wine quality
For the 2015 edition of SIMEI - International Enological and Bottling Equipment Exhibition – the W...
01 Nov 2015
WINERY 2015: 7th IWA Specialized Conference on Sustainable Viticulture, Winery Wastes & Agri-industrial Wastewater Management
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 7th IWA Specialized Confe...
02 Oct 2015
First International Symposium on the Valorization of Wine-making By-products for the Food Sector
The main topic of the conference will be the discussion of possible uses of wine-making residues for...

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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
15 Apr 2014
From Environmental to Sustainability Programs: A Review of Sustainability Initiatives in the Italian Wine Sector
The Italian wine industry is strongly committed to sustainability: the stakeholders’ interest for the topic is constantly growing and a wide number of sustainability programs have been launched in r

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.

Via Zuiano, 29 - 33082 Azzano Decimo PN

Kind of farm:
- Grapes and wine producer

Farm Size:
Big (>50 ha)

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

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