Natural Balance

For 4 generations our key word has been natural balance, continued and ongoing research into sustainable agriculture from an environmental, economic and social point of view.

Natural Balance stands for the continuous search for sustainability in a closed circuit from the cultivation practices in the vineyard to the production of all our bottles, to the selection of materials used for our packaging, to the CasaClima Wine-certified, company building we work in every day. Our commitment shows through a series of practices which influence every aspect of the winery and whose goal is a “greener” winegrowing process and environmentally sustainable harmony. Every step taken is completely supervised by the Vettoretti family, a closed circuit that we wanted to represent with the graphic symbol of the circle next to Natural Balance.

Our bond with the land

La vite è la nostra vita. La famiglia Vettoretti segue ogni singolo passaggio produttivo, questo rappresenta il sigillo di qualità di ogni nostra bottiglia prodotta. Oggi i nostri vigneti sono dislocati in diversi territori limitrofi all’azienda, coprendo un grande varietà di paesaggi e microclimi, dai ripidi pendii delle Rive alle vecchie vigne delle dolci colline della Valdobbiadene Docg, ai vigneti più giovani a ridosso della sede aziendale. 

Good practices

La Tordera winery is the result of the bond between land, nature and function. Starting with the design of the winery with the use of eco-sustainable materials and practices, it was designed to synergistically use different energy sources, water, wood, thermal and solar energy, with a view to save energy. As of today, it is the first and only winery in Veneto to have been awarded the CasaClima Wine certification in 2018.

The winery, built in wood, guarantees excellent insulation thus maintaining suitable temperatures in every space. The work areas of the winery are totally heated with wood-burning furnaces.

The installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof make the winery self-sufficient with regards to energy.

The use of water, to clean the vats and used in some bottling stages, is reduced and recycled to irrigate the vineyards during droughts.

The use of fuel is reserved only for agricultural machinery, looking to optimise its use.

Reduced use of sulphites

The 70 hectares that the Vettoretti family cultivates directly are, at the most, 29 kilometres from the winery. This allows them to transport the grapes quickly and frequently in small carts to the winery. The brief time interval between the harvesting and the wine production in the winery allows for a reduced use of sulphites for a healthier and more drinkable wine.

Sustainable Packaging

Our love for this territory is enclosed in our every bottle. We chose sustainability as our guiding principle when selecting all of its components, whose impact is the reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

Recycled paper was chosen for all the new labels. Our capsules are produced with an innovative and totally bio-compatible and recyclable material without any glue, suitable for food contact and produced with 20% energy savings.

The bottles have been specially designed for our company and weigh only 700 grams and are composed of over 80% recycled glass. 100% recycled paper and virgin pinewood, dried without other treatments, are used for our packaging.

Certifications

Casa Clima Wine evaluates the environmental compatibility of the “winery” building, the comfort of the work space, the consumption of energy and water when producing the wines, the choice of packaging, but also the impact of transportation. Today, the company covers 70% of its energy requirements through the use of renewable energy sources.

The National Quality System of Integrated Production (SQNPI) is a certification obtained on a voluntary basis for all agricultural and food products made using integrated production techniques. It takes into consideration specific technical norms for every crop and binding plant-health directions (production disciplinaries), which include agronomic practices and the limitation of the number and selection of products used during treatments. Today, all the La Tordera vineyards are certified with this brand.

Rafcycle is the recycling system for label liner waste. Thanks to a technologically avant-garde process, the liner waste is collect and recycled into new cellulose and paper. La Tordera has been a partner since 2018.

FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification 22000) is a scheme which certifies food management systems and aims at harmonizing certification requirements and the methods to obtain food safety management in the production chain. La Tordera was awarded this certification in 2021 in the hopes of improving and ensuring maximum quality for its customers.