Located a short distance from Perugia, the 1st century B.C. Castello di Monte Vibiano jealously protects from its high perch the estate’s Lorenzo vineyard, which dates to 217 B.C. and has a precious collection of 55 hectares of olive groves with centuries-old trees, some with a millennial past. It is the unconditional love for this territory and a profound respect for the environment that has led the family to make radical choices to preserve more than 700 pristine hectares, with the desire to hand them down unblemished to future generations.
"We set a goal to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions,” says Lorenzo Fasola Bologna, chairman of the Umbrian company. “In 1998, our 360 Green Revolution project started and looked to explore every facet: from photovoltaic panels to biodiesel to solar-reflective paint for roofs. Our efforts were rewarded in 2009, when Castello di Monte Vibiano became the first agricultural business in the world to receive UNI ISO 14064 certification from Norwegian institute DNV (Det Norske Veritas), which is synonymous with the highest standards and zero- impact production in terms of CO2 emissions.”
It’s a reality where everything centers on the environment: from the reuse of biomass to the charging system for employees’ electric scooters and electric vehicles used by visitors on eco-tours to the spectacular Eco Wine Bar, a structure made from recycled materials. The company farms large quantities of olives from its own olive groves and olives from selected local suppliers who adhere to Monte Vibiano’s production guidelines; the growers who supply olives to our company in Marsciano are monitored at every stage of farming to guarantee the same quality standards.
The "green gold" of Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio is a sought-after olive oil prized by Michelin-star chefs across the world. It has taken flight with the world’s leading airlines. The company is the leader in the production of monodose olive oil, a product served in First and Business Class onboard American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, SAS, Saudia, Singapore and Qatar Airways, to name just a few carriers.
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