Territories & Wineries
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 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.
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.Download report 2021
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.Quality policy
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
Grassing over of company surfaces followed by periodic tests on selected sites
Application of organic methods to the entire system of pest control
Rebuilding of existing structures with regard to rural origins of the site
Testing soil management in all five territories
THE AGRICULTURAL FUTURE
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.