Development is sustainable if it meets the needs of current generations without compromising the resources of those who come after us. Castello Monaci was among the first wineries in Salento to affirm the importance and value of protecting the territory. Already in 2004 it formalized its commitment by achieving ISO 14001 international certification.
Castello Monaci believes in an even broader concept of sustainability, which also involves production management in order to minimize its carbon footprint and the impact of its processes on the environment.
Nature is an integral part of what we are, the lifeblood of our work. Protecting the territory means protecting the people of Salento, and the future of those who live and work here.
The vineyards of Castello Monaci are cordon-trained and spur-pruned, according to strict guidelines, to minimize the agricultural impact on the environment and natural resources.
Castello Monaci dedicates great attention to its production methods:
The barrique cellar is hewn from tufa, a natural insulator that protects the wine during ageing.
Finally, it contributes to the growth of the area and its social fabric, by employing local people. Castello Monaci is part of the community that surrounds it, with duties often handed down from father to son. An example is the family of agronomists, who have worked on the estate for three generations.