We think of sustainability as a direction not as a destination

We think of sustainability as a direction not as a destination; a task that for a wine-making company today needs to be defined in a broadly ambitious manner, through both oenological practice that is sensitive to the eco-system and careful to add in the long term to the quality of the environment, and – more generally – socially responsible activities; the protection of production in each territory, the countryside, the traditions, the culture.

Planeta Terra
Planeta Terra is not just a play on words, but a great challenge.
This is the name that we give to many of the activities and ideas which describe our present and our future, with an ethical content and a clear objective of environmental sustainability. They are protocols, behaviours and procedures which we adopt to favour the environment and are defined as our way of communicating the conscience and sense of responsibility with which we present ourselves to consumers.

Protecting the landscape
In every area that we are present we are concerned to protect the landscape, not simply reducing to the minimum the impact of our presence, but rather trying to make it positive

This is so at Capparina, where we have transformed a place which risked being ruined by unauthorised building into an olive grove by the sea, now a definitely protected oasis. Also at Capo Milazzo where, in the land owned by the Fondazione Lucifero, we take care of vineyards and olive groves with agricultural systems in equilibrium with the area, a ‘collapsible’ winery and the recovery of footpaths, as we have already done at Ulmo within the La Segreta wood which surrounds our land.

The ideas for our wineries completely follows the dictates of eco-compatible architecture

At Noto we built an Invisible Winery, hidden in a natural declivity in the hills, with an absolutely innovative project, expressed by a perfect merging of technical requirements and architectural solutions. On Etna we have built a Lava Winery within a 16th century lava flow. The design integrates perfectly with the context of the landscape and cites its features in a modern style, beginning with the use of lava stone in the construction of the building and in realising the barrel store with the typical appearance of an old stone workshop. And finally at Capo Milazzo we designed a Collapsible Winery; a portable structure which is small and light, of iron and stone, intended to be temporary and entirely portable without damaging the land.

Renewable energy
300 square metres of photovoltaic panels provide the energy necessary for the functioning of the Menfi wineries, and everywhere we use wooden material for the boilers

Recycled material
Each year we recycle several tonnes of plastic and paper material

Most of our publicity, information and packing materials are printed on certified recycled material.

SOSTAIN foresees continual improvement towards growing levels of sustainability. Forward steps are continuous and the results are measured through the achievement of goals, in a scale up to 10, although it is a ‘never ending list’ on which the tenth step (we completed the first nine in 2015) will never be achieved, according to the principle that it will always be possible to take further steps forward.

SOSTAIN is the first great project of Italian environmental wine growing certification, developed by the University of Piacenza in collaboration with the University of Milan. Planeta, linking traditional and organic viticulture, seeks to apply scientific and technological innovations. The programme is distinguished by transparency of communication, multi-disciplinary management of topics considered, and a consistent, innovative and coherent scientific approach.

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Quality Management System

Aziende Agricole PLANETA s.s adopts an integrated quality system that complies with the requirements of the Quality Management System contained in the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 standard.

The company offers a coherent body of cultural and hospitality activities aimed at conveying, starting with wine, the positive values that drive its operations.

On quality, the company, fully aware of the importance of regularly delivering products that meet customer requirements and mandatory requirements, has decided to implement a Quality Management System (QMS). In addition, with the goal of continuous improvement, the management is committed to establishing a specific program to increase customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system and all processes to continuously improve it, ensuring compliance with customer requirements and mandatory requirements.

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Planeta represents the history of a Sicilian family and its agricultural operation for almost five centuries and seventeen generations. Our approach to sustainability considers agriculture’s value as an activity which not just respects, but successfully co-lives with the surrounding environment. It applies the most possible non-interventionist agricultural practices, and invests energies from research programs to cultural initiatives, enhancing the outstanding regional resources and the conservation of the local area.

The set of cultivation protocols and behaviours that summarize our vision are resumed under the name of Planeta Terra, which program considers farming both as a vehicle for sustainability and a source of well-being for man and nature. Since 2021 the entire cultivated area – vineyards, olive groves, almonds and cereals – is under organic certification.

Planeta is also one of the founders and promoters of the SOStain® program, established in 2011, in which is also certified since 2014. This program through the SOStain Foundation provides and develops the regional sustainability protocol for Sicilian viticulture, adopted already by more than 30 Sicilian wineries, with the aim of stimulating research and higher education to develop a culture of sustainability at all levels.


Establishing ten weather stations to collect climate data

Establishing ten weather stations to collect climate data

Grassing over of company surfaces followed by periodic tests on selected sites

Grassing over of company surfaces followed by periodic tests on selected sites

Application of organic methods to the entire system of pest control

Application of organic methods to the entire system of pest control

Rebuilding of existing structures with regard to rural origins of the site

Rebuilding of existing structures with regard to rural origins of the site

Testing soil management in all five territories

Testing soil management in all five territories

We are involved in progressive changes to our agricultural work, through the application and monitoring over time of measurable objectives of the work in the vineyards, the management and protection of the soil, protection of the plants, and towards the achievement of an ever more complete sustainability.

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