Since the 1980s, when the Piedmont Region developed its own Integrated Crop Defence Plan (which subsequently evolved into the Technical Standards for Integrated Defence relating to the EU's Rural Development Plan), the winery has actively worked to persuade its members to abandon conventional agriculture and switch to more sustainable forms of vineyard management and integrated production.
Integrated production can be certified in compliance with the SQNPI standard as of 2014. From 2021, the vine-wine supply chain can be certified in compliance with the new standard of the sustainability certification system of the wine supply chain and this is the goal that Vite Colte aims to achieve over the next three years. In view of this, the vineyards destined to Vite Colte are managed in compliance with the principles of integrated defence, with some of them being managed organically (with ICEA certification) or currently undergoing conversion to organic methods.
The Winery adopts production and management methods that cover three areas: social solidarity, economic efficiency and ecological responsibility. With this in mind, here are some of the projects undertaken by Vite Colte in recent years.