From this year, on request, with small groups of guests, in the surroundings of Volastra we will organize guided visits at our vineyards’ cultivation, to understand the unbelievable and hard work done by generations in the fields of the Cinque Terre. These excursions will end visiting our home-winery where we produce the DOC wine and the 5 Terre Sciacchetrà, still using wooden barrels and a centenary press.
During the visit you will be introduced to the various and endless steps of cultivation.
It begins with the pruning of the vine shoots and its tying on wire pergolas. This process is still done by using the broom, a natural plant that guarantees 100% biodegradability.The second phase consists in plowing the soil and manuring, which is still done manually using a strange kind of fork with a short wooden handle and long iron teeth, which in dialect is called “grappling hook”. In Cinque Terre, due to the low height from the ground to the pergola, only this tool can be used and no mechanical means at all. The third phase coincides with the sprouting of the vineyard and consists of giving chemical treatments to prevent the onset of mold and fungi on the plant that would compromise irremediably the harvest. These treatments must be made about 8 to 9 times starting from the beginning of April and ending in August and it may vary depending on the climate and the season.
Between one treatment and the other, the ligation of new shoots should be made on the pergola, ensuring the optimal positioning of the bunch, which will then allow a more convenient harvest. Last but not least is the harvest, where finally we obtain the result of years of hard work. During the winter we plant new species of vines to replace the old ones whose yield is very low. The new vines will start producing only from the third year.
Who of you will be interested in this visit, at breakfast time we will discuss about it, so that we can organize mini-groups.
We wait for you!
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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