As the winter months gradually end, buds blossom on our vineyards’ vines, and flowers emerge between the rows, turning the vineyards into tiny, colourful gardens!

For over 30 years, we have believed in grassing our vineyards. We never changed our stance, even when other viticulturists looked at us with scepticism and disapproval for sowing and cultivating what they tirelessly fought against.

Time has proven us right: today, on our hills, vineyard grassing is a widespread and even highly recommended practice. Grass is an essential ally for the vine, crucial in maintaining soil fertility. It is also necessary to preserve the stability of slopes by holding the soil in place and reducing water runoff from the increasingly intense and destructive torrential rains.

Grass reduces soil compaction and mitigates overheating during the hot summer months. Its flowering attracts pollinating insects, which is essential for flower fertilization. Lastly, it maintains and contributes organic matter to the soil, vital for its health.

For all these reasons, the grass in our vineyards does not just grow spontaneously and randomly, but is the result of blends of selected seeds, including grasses, legumes, and other minor species.

In rotation, we also apply the technique of green manuring with legumes and crucifers in some rows. Legumes fix nitrogen in the soil, while crucifers with their taproots act on the soil with a restructuring effect.