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Sustainable vineyard Tuscany

sustainable vineyard TuscanyAt Tenuta Le Mandorlaie we are always working hard to create an even more sustainable vineyard Tuscany, for us this involves adopting new practices that minimize our environmental impact, support biodiversity and promote social responsibility.

Here are several areas that we are working on to increase our sustainable vineyard

Soil Management

Cover Cropping, Sustainable vineyard Tuscany we plant cover crops between vine rows to prevent erosion, improve soil fertility, and promote biodiversity, the cover crops create energy in the form of nitrogen in the soil, which is in turn used by the vines.

Composting

We use compost made from waste and cover crops to enhance soil structure and provide essential nutrients to the vines, it enhances the soils ability to retain water and therefore helps our water conservation.

Water Conservation

We have implemented a computer controlled efficient drip irrigation system to minimize our water usage and deliver water directly to the vines’ root zones, this reduces the amount of water used to irrigate.

Pest and Disease Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM), we monitor pest populations and implement a holistic approach to pest control, combining natural predators and cultural practices, including ensuring beneficial insects like ladybugs or predatory mites can thrive in their eco system to control pests naturally.

Biodiversity and Habitat Enhancement

Wildlife Corridors are for the deer, wild boar and other animals that live in the land and forests around us in Maremma, we designate areas for wildlife corridors that will support local ecosystems and encourage biodiversity.

Hedgerows

Between our fields, we add too, and maintain native vegetation, this is also along the vineyard borders to provide habitat for beneficial insects and birds.

Energy Efficiency

For renewable energy we have installed solar panels to power vineyard operations, we also added batteries so that power is provided through the night, we also invested in energy efficient equipment, from bulbs, through to irrigation pumps.

Waste Management and Recycling

We have implemented a comprehensive recycling program for materials used in the vineyard, winery and our agriturismo, this includes glass, plastic, and cardboard. We also work to reduce packaging waste and explore alternatives like reusable or biodegradable packaging materials.

Social Responsibility

Ensuring fair wages, safe working conditions and social benefits for vineyard workers is vital in our Sustainable vineyard Tuscany, as well as ensuring we are active with, and support local communities through initiatives and projects.

Certifications, Organic & BIO

We have obtained our certification, after a three year conversion process, demonstrating that we adhere to farming standards.

We know Implementing these practices in our vineyard and farm in Maremma, Tuscany contributes to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly operation while enhancing the quality of your grapes and wines, we hope that when you visit we can show you all the work we do to ensure sustainability.

Our IGT Toscana Wine Products

Running the Farm estate of Mandorlaie is my full time job, ensuring that the grapevines, olive trees and vegetable garden is all healthy and producing excellent products for our clients. We produce Organic extra virgin Olive Oil and Organic wines which you can buy online.