Cascina degli Ulivi
About This Vineyard
Cascina degli Ulivi produces organic wines from vineyards of around 16 hectares that have been worked using biodynamic viticultural methods since 1985. The estate has been in the Bellotti family since the 1930’s and is now run by Stefano and his wife Zita. They are committed to the fundamental beliefs of Biodynamism and, in the Gavi town of Tassarolo, run the estate as an organic farm with a restaurant and accomodations where practically everything served is biodynamic organically raised on their farm.
“We consider that the soil is a ‘companion organism’ for everything that lives. In working our vines, we foster the potential harmony of all those forces that contribute to the flow of vitality (of the vine)” according to Stefano. The hard work and dedication is immediately evident in the vineyards where Stefano’s parcels are adjacent to other producers of the area and form which the health of the vines is immediately apparent to the eye. The estate handpicks in small boxes and uses only the indigenous yeasts to ferment the wines. Use of oak is limited to large, successively-used barrels of traditional provenance.