Biodiversity in vinho verde

Published at January 1, 2013


Great wines are a result of its place. For this reason, Vinho Verde and portuguese white wines benefit greatly from rich biodiversity made possible with sustainable farming.

What is sustainable farming? Its practices involve conservation, pest management, conscious water use and watchful energy consumption. No pesticides are used in order to maintain plants and insects that help control pests. Animals, such as sheep, are used to naturally control weeds. The use of drip irrigation allows supplying vines with just the right amount of water.