will save the World
The Urban Vineyards Association (UVA) was born with the aim of protecting the rural, historical and natural heritage represented by urban vineyards and enhancing it from a cultural and tourist point of view, making it productive for the community and for the future while respecting the environment.
Through wine, and social policies of integration and sustainability.
A Vineyard is not just a gentle hilly landscape. Vineyard can also mean city-life: the unexpected green in the concrete jungle; the colors of tradition and earth, which transforms the boundaries of the city into a new horizon.
These are urban vineyards, unique crops within a metropolitan area. An agricultural, historical and cultural heritage of enormous value, the vines grown within the cities are often real treasures of biodiversity: the most ancient varieties, in some cases very rare biotypes in the ampelographic panorama of a region, have been propagated through the ages, surviving other, more productive or profitable types.
That is why an association was born to bring the Urban Vineyards together in an international network, which can promote historical recovery projects and cultural, landscape and tourist enhancement actions.
The tradition of the earth suddenly emerging from the futurism of the city.
Grapes for the sake of grapes. And grapes for the sake of the city, in fact metropolitan vineyards also reveal to be an eco-management tool, which contributes to urban sustainability.
Do more with less. A simple but significant contribution to the city, like wine is for the table.
Te Queen’s Vineyard – Turin
“The vineyard of Villa della Regina is a story of love and beauty. The Queen’s Vineyard is in fact a little miracle, not only for the astonishing beauty it offers, but also because the vineyards, although so young, produce remarkable wines. When we accepted this challenge almost 15 years ago, we never imagined we could go this far. My family has been producing Freisa di Chieri for over 75 years, but this is a particularly special wine, born from a historic, long time lost vineyard. We agreed to replant it in order to return its grapes and wine to Turin. “
Clos Montmartre – Paris
“Clos Montmartre is a miracle: the vineyard is a very small piece of land squeezed between the buildings, under the wing of the church of the Sacred Heart, yet it produces about a thousand half-liter bottles of rosé. But above all it attracts thousands of people for the harvest festival. Having vineyards in the city and creating shared synergies is essential to resist and activate a winning commercial strategy, both from a cultural and social point of view: all the proceeds of Clos Montmartre, for example, are used to carry out social actions in the 18th arrondissement.
RENZO DE ANTONIA
Vineyards of the Lagoon – Venice
“For us it is a commitment to recover old traditions, save pieces of land, but above all a commitment with children, with schools, to make it clear that a city like Venice is not only a matter of stones, but there are also agricultural important agricultural productions”.
LUIGI ALBERTO FUMI CAMBI GADO
Senarum Vinea – Siena
“Gorgottesco, Tenerone, Salamanna, Prugnolo gentile, Occhio di pernice, Procanico, Rossone, these are some of the oldest vines that the city of Siena has rediscovered thanks to Senarum Vinea: the historic vineyards of Siena. The project has brought back to the light our wine heritage and historical forms of cultivation in the walled city.”
Leonardo’s Vineyard – Milan
“A forgotten story links Leonardo da Vinci to the city of Milan: the story of a vineyard. The vineyard that Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, gave to Leonardo in 1498, and which is finally reborn today, respecting the original grape variety .”
Clos de la République des Canuts – Lyon
“La République defends the traditions of Lyon and in particular of Croix-Rousse, a plateau that hosts our vineyards in the Parc de la Cerisaie. The annual festival of La République, with its parade and the gathering that are held on this occasion, have become a real tradition of Croix-Rousse and the whole territory.”
San Francesco della Vigna – Venice
“The Santa Margherita company has decided to devote itself with passion to the protection of the oldest vineyard in Venice, putting its technical competence at the service of the friars who have kept it for centuries.”
Vigna del Gallo – Palermo
“The decision to join the Urban Vineyards Association is a natural step in the path of the Sicilian Doc consortium, which aims at safeguarding the great viticultural heritage of the island also through the enhancement and protection of native vines.”
Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône – Avignon
“The Association Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône brings together about fifty passionate volunteers who are committed to supporting the promotion of wines from the Côtes du Rhône and its capital Avignon, through cultural, environmental and historical heritage. To achieve this goal, the Compagnons des Côtes du Rhône are creators of popular, festive and media driven events based on the values of sharing, conviviality and cultural exchange.”
Friends of the Queen’s Villa Association – Turin
“The Association was founded with the aim of safeguarding and promoting the artistic and cultural value of the wonderful Villa della Regina complex. United by the passion for art, history and culture, fond of the city of Turin and its historic architecture, the volunteers work to support the projects concerning the Villa, with the aim (and the dream) of giving shape to a conscious, sustainable and cultural tourism. This allows the maintenance and enhancement of one of the most beautiful and unknown Royal Residences of Turin, returned to the city after a long restoration that has allowed its reopening to the public.”
City of Wine National Association
“Our recovery model can be replicated in any city where there are wine productions and ancient vines to be rediscovered. Italy is very rich in this heritage and today it represents a new added value for our oenology. “