Also this year during the month of September that just ended, the harvest filled with joy and frenzy all the streets and alleys of our beautiful area and especially those of Volastra, the agricultural capital of the Cinque Terre National Park.
Summer 2021 turned out to be sunny and dry, guaranteeing an excellent quality harvest on our terraces, where the Bosco, Vermentino and Arbarola vines were kissed by a fantastic Mediterranean sun associated with cool nocturnal sea breezes that contributed to the perfect ripening of the grapes.
Once again, for the grape harvest and the vinification in our historic family cellar, the contribution of our friends from Bergamo was decisive, who in this season came even more numerous given the considerable amount of bunches to be harvested.
The use of rack monorails, installed by Swiss technicians in the ‘80s, was essential for transporting the precious cargo from the terraced strips with dry stone walls to the carriage road. Given the extremely positive season we have selected a good quantity of Sciacchetrà grapes, which we left to dry out in the sun for about a week and which will be pressed with our feet around the end of October, as did our ancestors, to obtain the precious must which, when left to ferment in a chestnut barrel, will produce the legendary Sciacchetrà, a sweet dessert/meditation wine which, since the dawn of time, has always set the tables of kings and high prelates.
Agriculture in the Cinque Terre must always be put in the foreground by the institutions, considering that in addition to the fact of producing excellent DOC wine, it is the only human activity that can counteract the hydro-geological instability of our fragile territory, guaranteeing at the same time a future to the new generations, who intend to live in this little corner of Paradise.
18 March 2023
Case Lovara: the jewel of Punta Mesco
18 October 2022
Harvest 2022: great work in Volastra!
19 January 2022
SCIACCHETRAIL 2022: finally we start again!
7 October 2021
Harvest 2021: the year of Sciacchetrà
18 February 2021
Path 537: from Campi to the Pineda pools
3 December 2020
Ring Tramonti – Campiglia – Lemmen – Tramonti
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