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This Organic Winery In Italy Operates On Off-Grid Technology

By Desirée Kaplan

Like most farming, producing wine can be a strain on the environment in terms of water consumption and carbon emission production. Salcheto, an Italian winery, is working to incorporate a more sustainable approach to the age old art of winemaking. The company blends organic and biodynamic viticulture to produce wine that is not only high quality but innovative.  

Located near Florence and Siena in Montepulciano, the Salcheto winery earned its name from the stream which winds through the valley and marks the boundary of the estate. Based in the historic Vino Nobile district in Tuscany, winemakers have been producing wine in the area for centuries. Run by Michele Manelli since 1997, this winery has been able to grow from a classic farm sharecrop into an innovative company despite the deep-set traditions of the surrounding area. The winery has parted with typical production models and successfully established new environmentally sustainable practices and built sustainable features into the property.