In 2001 we received the European Award for Sustainable Architecture
Through this type of agriculture, we achieve a balanced and living countryside, which in turn will influence the quality of the grapes, making them more expressive.
The horse allows us to plough the soil without compacting it, as a tractor would, helping the drainage of water as well as the proliferation of the vine’s roots and their ability to reach the bedrock. But perhaps the most important thing about working with a horse is the fact that it obliges the winegrower to get closer to the land, to feel it, to smell it and to observe it. Being out and walking through the vines enables the winegrower to be attentive to what is happening to them in real time.
El cavall permet llaurar la terra sense compactar-la com ho faria un tractor, afavorint el drenatge de l’aigua, la proliferació de les arreles i la seva capacitat d’arribar fins a la roca mare. Però potser el més important és el fet que ens obliga a aproximar-nos a la terra, sentint-la, olent-la, observant-la. El fet de trepitjar-la ens permet estar atents en tot moment a tot el que hi passa.
Aliances per la Terra
COMMITMENT TO THE LOCAL AREA
If you seeking to make a real change you need alliances. This group of 12 winegrowers, set up by Gramona in 2015, respects an environmentally-friendly work code. Its total of 303 hectares constitutes one of the largest surface areas of biodynamic vineyards in the Penedés region. We work, learn and share our experience in the vineyards in an ongoing and collaborative process.
We built a pond to collect rainwater which we reuse for the irrigation of gardens, in turn, attracts birds, thus encouraging greater biodiversity.
Our commitment to sustainability is also reflected in the rest of our wines’ packaging that we are gradually replacing with biodegradable materials.