Sustainability project: Tenuta Castello di Morcote

Vico Morcote

For more than a decade, Tenuta Castello di Morcote has been committed to the conservation and preservation of the landscape, promoting various environmental and wildlife development projects. In winegrowing, a pioneering sustainable path has been undertaken since 2014 in Ticino, banning pesticides, herbicides and synthetic products and converting all the vineyards to organic farming.

Environmental sustainability

The European organic certification was obtained in 2017. The new winery, completed in 2020, is entirely solar-powered. For supplies, we are committed to using recycled, recyclable and/or environmentally friendly products. For our wine labels, we use cotton fibre instead of paper.

Guest feedback

The feedback is very positive, not only for our products but also the wine tourism activities that we offer are consistent with our vision and the customer understands the importance of the sustainable approach.

Customers appreciate being able to see firsthand what respect for nature and the land means; they are fascinated by the commitment and passion of the people involved in the company.

Sustainable initiatives

In the short term, we will start an innovative project with 150 laying hens that will live free in the woods and be able to hatch outdoors, with the goal of obtaining the highest quality eggs and new sustainable synergies with the farm's other activities.

With regard to certifications, the objective is to obtain the international Fair'n Green and Demeter certifications.

The future

In our company, the sustainable approach is fundamental and in the future we will continue to implement it on all fronts.

In the vineyard, drones for biological treatments and horses for tillage will be introduced, in order to eliminate the use of fuel and avoid soil compaction.

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