Our philosophy is simple: we believe in honour. Honouring the history and tradition of Tuscan wine and honouring the incredible nature that sustains us. We are pioneering the kind of innovation that respects our environment, without sacrificing the wisdom of history. Of all the ingredients we use, chief among these is honour.
Since 1988, Querciabella has relied entirely upon natural solutions to maintaining ecological balance. We forbid the use of manufactured pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or any other synthetic chemical that might contaminate water supplies, harm wildlife, or disrupt ecosystems. We stand in firm opposition to the use of GMOs, especially in agriculture, and reject artificial manipulation in winemaking. This includes the practice of reverse osmosis, which compromises the natural chemical composition of wine. All of which mean that our grapes, and therefore our wines, are full of what nature intended, and nothing more.
At Querciabella, biodynamic means, in its simplest form, balanced.
Although we don’t subscribe to the more spiritual elements of traditional biodynamics, we do embrace its philosophy of ensuring ecological balance. We achieve this through a vast array of strategies; the whole of which combine to create an approach which is uniquely our own. An approach that produces award-winning wines that are full of flavour and free of harm. Our soil is full of nutrients and, most importantly, full of life.
From the bees whose colonies we support in Maremma, to the butterflies and wildlife who are welcomed to our land in the Chianti Classico region, our approach to biodynamics ensures that the nature that sustains us is kept as beautifully balanced as the wines that we produce from it.
At Querciabella, we stand firmly against the harming of animals, and abhor the cruelty and exploitation that are inherent in factory farming, but also in “organic” animal farming. As such, we do not make use of animal products or byproducts in any step of our farming or vinification processes. This means that you can enjoy every sip of our exquisite wines, secure in the knowledge that your glass contains only goodness. In every sense of the word.