Also this year, due to the autumn heavy rains, some of the stone walls that support our vineyards have collapsed. Therefore their reconstruction is now necessary and it will take a big job and a huge effort to carry on the spot the new stones, using the monorails of the Cantina 5 Terre, and then to place them, using the ancient technique coming from past generations.
One of the walls that has collapsed last autumn is particularly high and it caused the fall of a large volume of earth that must be now removed to the upper level by using the legendary “Cavagnola”, (small wicker basket woven by hand) which will be filled with earth or stones of small and medium size (“the recausi”), fundamental elements for the proper drainage of rainwater.Our ancestors used to raise billions of cubic meters of earth and rocks by using the “Cavagnola”, defying the law of gravity, keeping up an area that otherwise would have collapsed down to the sea centuries ago!
In addition to the walls we are also committed to plant new vines, which will begin producing the first bunches in 3 years’ time, reaching the maximum of their production only in 5 years.
The new vines’ varieties are “Bosco”, the endemic vine that distinguishes our wine and “Arbarola”, particularly suited to the production of the legendary sweet wine called “Sciacchetrà“.
The plantation of the new varieties is done manually in the old way, digging long and narrow holes, called “trenches”, using the ” rampino ” (strange pitchfork hoe with a short wooden handle).
Inside the trench, before planting the vine, we put mulch (leaves, grass and straw) and soil in order to facilitate the new vines take root. The new plants will need to be watered during the hottest periods of summer for at least a couple of years.
It is only thanks to the reconstruction of the stone walls and the planting of new varieties that we can ensure the continuity of our family tradition that, in a more global view, means the future of the Cinque Terre!
23 October 2020
The ancient village of Lemmen in Riomaggiore
8 October 2020
Agriculture in Cinque Terre: man and nature.
21 April 2020
Monterosso: poets, lemons and anchovies
27 March 2020
Cinque Terre’s beaches
30 January 2020
Manarola: the vertical village
18 September 2019
1919 – 2019: the harvest of the centenary in Volastra
1 May 2019
The Path n. 531: from Riomaggiore to Manarola through Beccara
12 April 2019
The path SVA between Monterosso and Levanto
2 December 2018
The Vernaccia: the first wine of the Cinque Terre
18 September 2018
Harvest 2018: great harvest in Volastra!!!
8 November 2017
Harvest 2017: quality and quantity for D.O.C. 5 Terre wine
12 August 2017
Path n. 536 to Monesteroli: stairway to heaven
14 March 2017
Path n. 509 : Monterosso–Soviore
19 January 2017
The Cinque Terre’s sweet wine: from Rinforzato to Sciacchetrà
14 January 2017
The Maremonti pedestrian cycle path from Levanto to Framura
19 November 2016
From Monterosso to Vernazza via sanctuaries
23 September 2016
Harvest 2016: excellent quality!
21 May 2016
The path n. 530 – From Volastra to Telegrafo
9 December 2015
Path n. 507 from San Bernardino to Vernazza
1 October 2015
Harvest 2015: the perfect season!