KEEPERS OF NATURE
AN UNSTOPPING ORGANIC FARMING PROJECT
Biodiversity is not only a sum of different species but coexistence. Animals, plants, microorganisms and man for thousands of years have evolved influencing each other while maintaining, each, a unique and unrepeatable evolutionary history.
At Vigna di Pettineo we set ourselves the goal of maintaining this balance by adopting techniques that encourage the conservation and development of biodiversity.
Flowering bushes, aromatic herbs, fruit trees give shelter to birds and insects as well as dry stone walls become, in addition to frills, refuge for reptiles. Our interventions and studies go beyond always aimed at preserving the beauty of nature.
RESEARCH AND CAR FOR THE NATURE
We love to define Vigna di Pettineo as a constantly evolving biological project. Field research, continuous experimentation are linked to our love for nature. A love reciprocated that influences and improves our production of wines and oil.
We apply grassing to protect the soil from erosion as well as promote the development of microorganisms. To attract insects, which would otherwise have disappeared, we planted 80 linear meters of flowering bushes per hectare of vineyard.
The land of the estate is surrounded by dry stone walls, typical of the territory of Ragusa, which in addition to beautifying and characterizing give shelter to different families of reptiles.
Our experiments in the field of sustainable agriculture range from the use of leguminous mixtures for green manure to the use of bio-charcoal that has the utility of regulating the humidity of the soil in dry periods and improve the activity of micro-organisms.
VINEYARDS, CITRUS AND SECULAR OLIVE THREES...AN UNTOUCHED NATURE
Visiting Vigna di Pettineo means to immerse yourself in an uncontaminated nature. Here nothing bends to the will and hand of man, rather it is nature that dictates its ancestral rules. Everything is aimed at maintaining a balance between animal and plant species, including man, preserving the ecosystem.
To understand the simple laws that govern Vigna di Pettineo you have to come and visit us.