Since 1982 San Vito has been cultivating its crops in accord with organic principles, and produces its wines and olive oils without any use of weed-killers, pesticides, or synthetic chemical treatments. From 1985 on, all of San Vito's products have been certified by the A.I.A.B. (Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica), and the winery is a member of I.F.O.A.M. (International Federation of Organic Agricoltural Movement). The current certifying authority is I.C.E.A. (Istituto per la Certificazione Etica ed Ambientale), which ensures observance of the E.U. 2092/91 regulation and international norms, in particular the NOP (National Organic Program) of the U.S. USDA.
Method of cultivation
San Vito's observance of organic farming means that it uses only substances derived from organic minerals, both for fertilisers and anti-pest treatments. This allows the soil to maintain its productive capacity without leaving any chemical residues in the soil or in the wines.