Visit Italy’s First Zero Carbon Vineyard

Travellers who want a genuinely eco-friendly vineyard tour can now enjoy one, safe in the knowledge that their vineyard’s eco-credentials are backed up by hard fact. Monte Vibiano is Italy’s first zero carbon winery and in many years, their carbon output is negative by several hundred tons.

Here in the Umbrian hills, the Fasola Bologna family’s 2,000 year old castle mellows serenely in the afternoon sun and the olive trees are hundreds of years old.  However, against this timeless background Lorenzo Fasola Bologna, the pioneering young head of the family business, has harnessed modern technology to provide visitors with an entirely zero carbon experience.

Visitors tour the olive groves and vineyard by electric vehicle. After inspecting the vines and plunging into the heart of life on a busy working farm guests return to the eco-terrace for a tasting. They sample bruschetta and cold-pressed olive oil alongside the award-winning wines produced from the eight different grape varieties growing on the farm. The bar’s made from unused corks, the tables from wood that’s been cut down on the farm, and the electricity on the entire estate comes from solar panels.


For more information on Monte Vibiano’s green project visit

We’re a proudly responsible company. It’s possible to visit Monte Vibiano as part of Drink Dine Discover’s Italian gourmet weekends, which operate seasonally. 2014 departures are 15th May, 12 Jun, 25th September and 16th October. Costs from £1,185 per person for 4 nights/5 days, excluding international flights.

For more information please contact Alex on or +44 (0)7841 624773

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