OUR VISION

At Lagar do Vento we are committed to making wine differently , integrating our vineyard into the natural and human landscape. We are pioneers in regenerative viticulture in our region and are constantly working on generating solutions to create a positive impact on our ecosystem.

Our vineyard is located in the Ribeira Sacra biosphere reserve, a special but extremely fragile environment. We believe that we are responsible for its care, avoiding industrial practices that deplete the soil and harm biodiversity.

Our vineyard is a source of diversity, with Atlantic flora, such as gorse, are mixed with others of a Mediterranean character such as orange trees, olive or fig trees. Our commitment is to support and strengthen this natural wealth.

In our view, the best ally against parasites and vine diseases are not pesticides but the fostering of the  right environment for the growth of communities of insects and indigenous microorganisms.

When well cared for, soil can be one the main carbon sinks. At Lagar do Vento, we want to do our part  to fight againstman-made global warming that puts our long-term existence at risk.

We carry out all these practices without giving up precision farming techniques and quality control to ensure that the "what" is not overshadowed by "how".


Finally, we are committed to the rural development of the local Belesar and Chantada community, where the vineyard is  located. We believe that the natural landscape cannot be understood without the human landscape in a place where the wine tradition goes back centuries . Our commitment is to help maintain this relationship by preserving local employment and helping to prevent the rural brain-drain.

What is regenerative viticulture?

Historically, agriculture has come at a huge environmental cost. Regenerative viticulture aims not only at conserving the environment but also at regenerating the soil and environment while maximizing the opportunity to inhibit man-made climate change.

We are pioneers in regenerative viticulture in Spain and we support the research work of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, which brings together vineyards and wineries worldwide that seek to help reverse climate change in accordance with the UN's sustainable development goals.