The Happy Farmer's blog
  • 06-07-2018
    Not only organic Prosecco: Let’s talk about resistant vines! Our first harvest is coming!

    It was 2016  when I planted my first hectare of Sauvignon Kretos (of course, I'm not growing only Glera for organic Prosecco), one of the famous resistant vines you have certainly heard  about. Don't tell ...

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  • 30-03-2018
    The Organic Prosecco blog: the success of the organic market

    You already know me a little: I opened this blog to introduce my readers to the organic world, in particular to organic prosecco and organic pinot grigio. To do this, I ...

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  • 02-03-2018
    The Organic Prosecco blog: 3 reasons for which it is worthy to choose an organic product.

    If you are reading this article, it should have happened to you, at least for once, to have preferred an organic product to a conventional one, during your weekly shopping at the supermarket: whether you have been inclined simply by curios ...

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  • 12-01-2018
    The Organic Prosecco blog: does organic wines taste better?

    It is known that organic farming has a lower environmental impact and produces healthier wines for the consumers. But, overall, are these wines actually better, worse or equal to conventional ones? As far as I am c ...

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  • 28-09-2017
    4 steps to become an organic Prosecco producer (and still get a good night sleep)

    2017 is a new starting point for our company: the organic conversion of the family’s 150 ha of organic Prosecco and organic Pinot grigio’s vineyard, which started in 2010, is finally over. Have ...

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  • 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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