In 2011, the Italian Ministry for the Environment launched the National pilot project VIVA "Sustainable Wine". The purpose of the project is to improve the performance of sustainability in vineyards and wine production through the analysis of four indicators, (Air, Water, Territory and Vineyard). The pilot phase involved a number of major Italian wineries, with the scientific collaboration of OPERA, the Research Centre for Sustainable Agriculture of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Agroinnova, the Centre of Competence of the University of Torino.
The pilot phase of the project was completed in 2014 and today all interested national wineries can join the VIVA "Sustainable Wine" project.
The companies participating in the VIVA project are: Arnaldo Caprai, Cantina Vignaioli del Morellino di Scansano, Cantine Riunite & CIV, Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio, Donnachiara, F.lli Gancia & Co, Guido Berlucchi & C, La Cedraia, Marchesi Antinori, Masi Agricola, Mastroberardino, Michele Chiarlo, Perla del Garda, Planeta, Principi di Porcia, Tasca d'Almerita, Venica&Venica, Vicobarone, Villa Sandi, Vinosia.
More information on the website: http://www.viticolturasostenibile.org/Home.aspx