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Development and management of winemaking sustainability: an explorative survey in Sicily

  • Autori: Borsellino, V.; Asciuto, A.; D’Acquisto, M.; Di Franco, C.; Migliore, G.; Schimmenti, E.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2016
  • Tipologia: eedings
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Sustainability is reshaping the global wine industry. This paper provides a fact-finding contribution to the knowledge on how the Sicilian winegrowing sector is facing the challenge of the new scenario of sustainable productions. To reach this goal we carried out an explorative analysis of those Sicilian wineries involved in 2 important sustainability programs in the Italian wine sector, Magis and SOStain, aimed at improve the implementation of sustainable viticulture and wine production. The results of our research concerning 5 wineries in Sicily reveal that adopting sustainable productive methods has lead in general to good technical and financial results by improving their business efficiencies and management systems, with positive socio-economic implications at a local level.