The wisdom of the donkey

Our agricultural vision is founded on the attention to the cycle of organic exchange between all the members in the ecosystem, including animals, whose food chain is an essential element to ensure natural balance.

Alongside viticulture and rational forest management, we have decided to introduce the breeding of one of the most symbolic herbivores in the Piedmont hills: the donkey.

Once used as a means of transport and pack animal, today donkeys have a “regulatory” task. At Pedemontis, they freely roam between the vineyards and the woods, feeding on the wild grass between the rows and helping in keeping the undergrowth clean: they are of great help to growers by saving energy and reducing carbon emission and vineyard treatment.

The compost obtained from their waste is transformed into high-quality fertilizer, useful for maintaining our plots fertile.