The Eco-Friendly Company
A winery, today more than ever, is a representative and ambassador of the territory. Its philosophy is part of a wider ecosystem made of environment, quality, culture.
Vetrère has chosen the path of clean energy and is able to meet its energy needs in complete autonomy. Electricity is produced by solar panels covering the cellar and offices, and by the generosity of the Apulian sun.
A biomass boiler generates the heat the estate needs: grape seeds are dried naturally in the summer to be the natural fuel in the winter.
ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Vetrère pursues a sustainability strategy to reduce the environmental impacts generated by agricultural activity.
This is possible through:
• the use of raw materials certified for use in organic farming;
• with the maintenance of hedges and dry stone walls, necessary refuges of the wild form;
• with the controlled grassing.
From September 2013, the company has been equipped with a photovoltaic system from KW96 that allows it to be self-sufficient. It implements programs of differentiated waste collection that are delivered to collection centers thanks to a contract with a dedicated company.
Since 1999, 50% of our production is organic and from 2020 the whole company will be run in Organic. For some time, we have been using only organic products for the production of our grapes, because we firmly believe that respect for the environment is a value that must be safeguarded with strength and commitment.
THE TITMOUSE’S NEST
The titmouse is one of the most common and widespread birds in our country; it stays on the territory all year round, without migrating.
It is a splendid bird with a lively plumage, grey-green on the upper parts and yellow on the belly, black head and throat, white cheeks and a longitudinal black stripe across the abdomen, longer and more marked in the male.
Its varied and melodious song, audible between mid-January and June, is mainly articulated by 2-3 repeated syllables.
The titmice begin to appear in our territories at the beginning of winter, and in order to help our feathered friends we have mounted 4 small houses on the farm facing east to welcome them. In return for our hospitality, the little bird feeds on the processionary moth, a parasite that destroys our pine forests.
By using renewable energy, no greenhouse gases are emitted.