Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni has for thirty years been vegetarian and animal advocate. He is owner and chairman of one of the most renowned wineries in Europe, Querciabella, the largest vegan vineyard in Italy producing nearly half a million bottles of wine a year. His wine is produced chemical-free and biodynamic to naturally enhance ecosystems and healthy soils on some 105 hectares around Tuscany. His vineyards also act as a sanctuary for thriving honeybee colonies whose honey is unharvested, letting them find their own balance with nature.
With international business interests, Sebastiano is a frequent traveller. We met in Milan earlier this year at an annual event to encourage food companies to adopt higher welfare practices.
— Philip Lymbery · Compassion in World Farming