In Vino Veritas: Good for Your Palate and the Planet

Making wine is an art, making it in a way that doesn't pollute the planet, now that's a miracle.

July 15, 2020

Salcheto Winery

Winner of the Gambero Rosso Sustainable Winery of the Year, Salcheto Winery offers beautiful Italian wine crafted with care and respect for the planet.


Lex Kiefhaber, Anthony Noto

WSTP travels (via Zoom) to the historic Vino Nobile district in the southeastern Siena province of Tuscany. There, we speak to Michele Manelli — the man behind Salcheto Wine. The word ‘salcheto’ comes from the stream that runs through the town of Montepulciano and is the boundary of their organic winery. The willow trees are still planted at the winery and form a part of their logo to show their commitment towards environmental sustainability.

The winery is a proud member of Alliance Vinum and also won the Sustainable Winery of the Year 2014 by Gambero Rosso. Their mission is to do quality work in both the vineyards and the cellar to make the best possible wines. Tune in to learn all about Michele's mission, and how he transformed a classic farm into a modern winery famous for its technology and making the most eco-friendly vino available on the market.

Not satisfied to keep his sustainability goals contained in Salcheto, Michele is a co-creator of the Equalitas certification. Through their 8 step process they evaluate every aspect of a wineries impact on the earth, from practices in the vineyard, winery, through to the packaging and distribution. A true champion the palate and the planet, we raise a glass to you Michele!


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