Mountains, lakes, glaciers, intense and vivacious colors and a pure nature. The territory boasts a variety of microclimates from the sub-Mediterranean oasis of Lake Garda, to the perennial glaciers of Adamello.
A diverse environment where traditional vines (like Teroldego, Marzemino and Lagrein) cohabit with new international ones (like Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon). It is a land of elegant and modern wines, with harmonious flavor and fragrance and with lively colors characteristic of the alpine nature.
It is a land of exceptional sparkling wines produced with the bottle fermentation method (Metodo Classico)
Vineyard manager and winemakers produce our quality wines with the land and environment as the top priority, with a philosophy of being guardians of the land. At Mezzacorona, all electricity is supplies through hydro-electricity. In addition, the "sexual confusion method" was introduced as well as reducing the use of chemicals to protect against diseases and pests.
This land of great charm, with its landscape of small hills, richly perfumed air and remnants of past civilizations, Sicily, where nature is always generous, is destined to become the grape growing region envied by the rest of the world.
Surrounded by the sea and blessed by the sun, with warm winds and active volcanoes, this island exemplifies the power of nature, and you can taste it in the wines produced here. The intense sunlight and different soils allow to create an environment perfectly suited to Mediterranean flora, especially the grapevine. Sicily produces rich, exuberant wines with intense aromas and full body, a faithful reflection of the energetic soils.
As the second winery in Italy to earn Eco-Management and Audit Scheme certification, Stemmari boasts one of the most sustainable wine productions in the world – using green practices throughout to ensure efficient use of resources, preserve local flora, and ensure the production of quality wines for years to come.
Reduction of Chemical Treatments: The vineyards are treated following the concept of “sexual confusion,” a modern biological system used to fight harmful insects by limiting their reproduction through pheromone over-stimulation, avoiding extra treatments.
Water Management: An adopted innovative irrigation system maximizes the use of water resources. More than seven artificial rainwater reservoirs were created in order to guarantee the supply when needed; waste water is collected and treated with biological purifier (based on active mud technology) before going back to the rivers.
Balanced Vineyard Management: A lot of attention is dedicated to vineyard selection and positioning; in addition, vigilant pruning allows the grapes to ventilate optimally and to be well protected, resulting in healthier plants.
Energy Management: The estate is actively engaged in increasing the production of green energy with the final objective of becoming energy independent. Seventy percent of the Stemmari winery is underground, which helps to keep the cellars cool. Photoelectric and solar panels produce over 2 million kilowatt hours per year and the majority of the energy needs are covered by hydroelectric supplies.
Waste Management: There is a great effort to reduce the carbon footprint by using dry materials that are lighter and/or produced locally, while also making every effort to recycle and sort garbage responsibly.
Quality/Environmental Certifications (IFS, BRC, EMAS, ISO 14000): All wineries adhere to the guidelines of the most common international certification institutes.
Soil Management: Traditional year-round soil management was replaced by the ecological practice of planting a cover crop during the winter season, which can dramatically decrease the use of mineral dung on the farm. Veccia and Favino beans were sown in alternative rows during autumn, and in the spring. these grasses are plowed under, adding a good amount of organic matter and nutrients to the soil.
In Addition: When the vineyards and winery were built, vintners carefully built around the natural riches to preserve non-cultivated species of flowers (200 species of orchids exist on the property), orange groves, almond and olive trees.