Recently celebrating their 100th vintage the Ermacora family has been crafting wines in Ipplis and Montsclapade since 1922. The landscape here is characterised by stunning terraced hills and a patchwork of wooded areas and vineyards that rise from 100 to 300 meters. This varied jigsaw of land creates a multitude of microclimates close to the boarder with Slovenia where the weather is tempered by the breezes that blow from the Adriatic Sea nearby. To ensure continuity of their oenological vision the winery is run by 3rd and 4th generation winemakers and their philosophy remains as their ancestors intended: quality of produce before profit.
Guardianship of the land:
At Ermacora they follow the integrated pesticide protocol ‘SQNPI’ which is an EU and nationally recognised certificate for sustainable agriculture. As a result they have succeeded in reducing treatments on their land by over 20%. In 2019 they reached a zero-carbon electricity balance meaning they produce more electricity than they use and by replacing their tractor fleet they have lower fuel consumption, reduced emissions and have minimised soil compaction of the land. With this care and dedication to guardianship of their land it is no surprise that they have been listed ‘among the most advanced wineries of the region’ by the Slow Food wine guide.