A number of important steps must be followed in order to become an active part of VinNatur and a producing member of the Association.

 

/1. Firstly, check that the entire production of wines that made, bottled and labelled by your winery adheres to the Association’s regulations.

Click here to read the 2 page document.

 

/2. Get in touch.

An e-mail should also be sent to info@vinnatur.org containing a brief description of the winery and some technical details (number of hectares, bottles produced, cultivation and vinification methods, etc.)

 

/3. Send samples.

The executive committee of the Association has delegated a tasting team to evaluate the wines of those companies who want to join VinNatur.

The goal is to assess the territorial characteristics of the wine, its trueness to the vine and the naturalness of the product. Negative considerations will include scents not belonging to the vine or the terrain, namely standardizations caused by selected yeasts, added tannins, clarification, acidification or other.

Samples should be sent to the Association headquarters:

Association VinNatur c/o Angiolino Maule

Località Monte Sorio 8

36054 Montebello Vicentino (VI) Italy

Please include a total of 4 bottles (preferably of two types of wine which best represent the company). They must be bottled and labelled, and cannot be tank samples.


If the sampling team give a positive result, the wines will be sent to the Enocentro Laboratory (VR) where they will be analysed for the following:

  • residual pesticide analysis (testing for over 200 active ingredients of synthetic pesticides),
  • total sulphur dioxide analysis (please consult the Association’s regulations for more details.)

A contribution of € 100.00 to cover the costs of the analyses will be required.

Passing both the tasting and the pesticide and SO2 analysis will lead to the winery being accepted as an associate of the Association and will therefore receive invitations to participate at future events.