Not a mere economic activity, but a way to protect and continue a centuries-old tradition. That’s how we mean mountain viticulture, as a real mission based on the moral duty to keep alive what was created with huge sacrifice by our predecessors. Simple people that with little means but plenty of tenacity created the terraced landscape that we now see, getting from the rocks smoothed by the ancient glacier the stones they needed for building dry-stone walls and sheds.
The plantation of grapevine and – more recently, but again resuming an ancient tradition – of olive trees, plays a fundamental role in the hard work of maintaining the terraced landscape, important not only from the cultural but also – and especially – for the hydrogeological point of view, in order to prevent instability. The harmonious beauty of our landscape, perfect union of nature and culture, fills one’s eyes and heart, and makes working in these vineyards a moving as well as hard activity.