The Happy Farmer's blog
  • 28-06-2017
    ORGANIC PROSECCO BLOG: let’s stop using pesticides by increasing the number of insects in vineyard

    It is perhaps paradoxical, but did you know that by increasing the variety of insects in the vineyard we are able to grow organic grapes without the use of pesticides? By doing so, we help spreading biodiversity, a ...

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  • 05-03-2017
    PESTICIDE BAN PROPOSAL IN THE PROSECCO DOC DENOMINATION: MY POINT OF VIEW

    Last weekend, Mr Stefano Zanette Prosecco DOC Denomination President, announced an amendment act to the production regulations that will lead to major discussions in the months to come. The amendment, which will affect abo ...

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  • 04-02-2017
    (DON’T) GO ORGANIC!

    Over the last months, I’ve meditated many times over this long postponed post. I have cogitated on the core reasons that motivate me as organic producer, on how easy it is to lose sight of the true path and how one always ends u ...

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  • 12-06-2016
    ORGANIC PROSECCO AND MORE: are bees farmer's best friends?

    If there is an animal that has been silently working for human well-being since the dawn of time, that’s the bee. Various studies have shown that this bug’s existence is crucial for agriculture and th ...

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  • 20-04-2016
    ORGANIC PROSECCO AND MORE: YELLOW STRIPES

    This spring as every spring, under the vines you can clearly see long yellow stripes of dried grass burned by chemical herbicides. Weedkillers are polluting the environment, the wine that we drink and the beauty of the Italian landscape. ...

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  • 01-03-2016
    ORGANIC PROSECCO AND MORE: disease resistant grape varieties, the Organic 2.0 is here

    Did you know that there is an all new generation of vine varieties that do not need any chemical treatment to survive? Since these disease resistant varieties could help organic farming to become even more ...

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  • 12-12-2015
    CLIMATE CHANGE AND ORGANIC FARMING

    On November the 30th the UN climate change conference has begun, the stakes are high and the time is running out. More than 150 world leaders reunited to find an agreement to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in order to keep glob ...

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  • 19-11-2015
    ORGANIC PROSECCO: WHAT IS THE RIGHT PRICE OF VALUE-ADDED?

    Do you ever wonder why organic products have on average  higher prices when comparing them with the “traditional” ones? The causes are multiple, but the one that better answers to this question is the high value-added of o ...

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  • 04-11-2015
    AN ORGANIC VINEYARD WHICH IS HOME FOR EVERYONE

    “Quante gocce di rugiada intorno a me cerco il sole ma non c’è Dorme ancora la campagna, o forse no è ...

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  • 14-10-2015
    THE HAPPY FARMER’S BLOG: ORGANIC PROSECCO AND MORE

    “So, what distinguishes an organic wine from one that it isn’t?”. This is the question which is frequently posed to me ever since I started, over ten years ago, the long process to convert my Prosecco vineyard  i ...

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