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Villa Sandi’s commitment to sustainable viticulture recognised

Prosecco producer Villa Sandi has received the ‘Biodiversity Friend’ award from the World Biodiversity Association in recognition of its commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Villa Sandi, which has estates across the entire Prosecco region, is also ensuring that similar methods are adopted by vine growers that supply it with their grapes.

The certification awarded by the WBA confirms the winery’s commitment to sustainable viticulture and the implementation of practices that have a low environmental impact in order to safeguard biodiversity. This includes low impact methods of pest and weed control, use of renewable energy, reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and water conservation.

The winery also maintains a series of hedges running across its land and has installed a number of ‘insect hotels’ that are home to over 97 different species. The wine producer also keeps its own bees which both help with vine pollination and provide honey.

Among the first of Villa Sandi’s estates to be certified was one located in the Asolo Prosecco DOCG (pictured) from which it produces 30,000 bottles a year of its Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

The WBA conducts annual tests to ensure the required standards are met, including checking soil samples and measuring air and water quality.

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