Cascina degli Ulivi

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Cascina degli Ulivi

Cascina degli Ulivi
Cascina degli Ulivi
Italy, Piedmont
Novi Ligure, Alessandria

Cascina degli Ulivi 100000 bottles in the cellar
Cascina degli Ulivi Specialities: Orange wine

"The farmer, for me, is the freest person there is, because he lives in the open air and has to deal with plants, with the sky, with rain, with snow. What man can feel freer than a farmer?" Stefano Bellotti

The peasant Stefano Bellotti

Stephen does not need much of an introduction, we leave below some excerpts of his thoughts:
"Certainly I found myself at a crossroads because on the one hand there was the so-called modernity pushing me to go in one direction and, on the other hand, there was my instinct pushing me to go in the opposite direction. I chose organic without uncertainty because I had an ecological background anyway. At that time there was no talk of organic, much less biodynamic. My choice was not only instinctive but also anchored in political reasons.
Seeing that the farmer now had the noose around his neck with the blackmail of "buy one bag," then buy another, then buy yet another, to create a total dependence on the chemical-pharmaceutical industry made me suspicious. They used to tell me, "You are against progress. The world is going in that direction." I was very lonely and sometimes I felt in crisis because I wondered, "Will I be, then, on the right path?" But instinctively I was convinced that I was on the right path."
Cascina degli Ulivi
Cascina degli Ulivi