The VinNatur Association brings together winemakers from around the world who want to defend the integrity of their territory, while respecting the history, culture and art which has been handed down over time. Producing natural wine means respecting the soils, the environment, the natural cycle of life, and eliminating the use of invasive and toxic agents, first in the vineyard and then in the cellar.
The goal of the association is to unite winemakers, giving each of them greater strength, awareness and knowledge by sharing experiences, studies and research.
VinNatur was founded in 2006 by Angiolino Maule in Italy. Today, there are over 180 winemaker-members from 9 different countries.
VinNatur organises 3 events per year, on average – in Italy and abroad – and with the profits, the association commissions scientists to find explanations and solutions to some of the common problems that occur in organic agriculture and winemaking without entrants or additives. VinNatur aims to preserve the individuality of wine, from the homologation that chemistry, technology and industrialisation have brought about.
Since 2007, VinNatur analyses a wine from each of their members for pesticide residue. It was a very important step because, even though it hasn’t always been popular with producers, this analysis guarantees the consumer that the wine is clean and healthy. However, it’s not enough. Credibility and trustworthiness are qualities which are more and more sought after; consumers are becoming more switched on and attentive to what they buy and drink. In 2016, VinNatur voted and approved a charter, far more rigourous that organic reglementation, which sets out what are or are not allowed practices and products during the viticulture and the vinification.
To resume, the association invests its own resources, and gives a high level of attention to winemaker members who want to satisfy the customer demand for a wine which is healthy, appetising and free from defects. The goal is to promote scientific research and to diffuse knowledge of natural and innovative techniques amongst the members. To grow together.
In 2017, at the AGM, VinNatur members approved the updated “Procedural Guidelines for Producing VinNatur Wine.” The check plan will be implemented in collaboration with certified institutes recognised by Mipaaf. Please go to THE PROCEDURE GUIDELINE FOR PRODUCING VINNATUR WINE for more information.
President: Angiolino Maule Vice-President: Daniele Piccinin Secretary / Advisor: Mario Plazio Treasurer: Alessandro Maule Advisor: Alessandro Ferrareto Advisor: Camillo Donati Advisor: Gianpaolo Giacobbo Behind the scenes: Emma Bentley
[FEBRUARY 2019] NEW REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FROM JUNE 2019 A number of important steps must be followed in order to become an active part of VinNatur and a producing member of the Association. The executive committee of the Association has delegated a sampling team to evaluate the wines of those companies who want to […]
Download the associative statute VinNatur Association’s Programme The VinNatur Association unites vineyard owners from around the world that intend to defend the integrity of their territory, respecting the history, the culture and the art that have been handed down to them over time while drawing inspiration from strong ecological ethics. To produce wine in […]