The first UNESCO practice of heroic viticulture - Pantelleria is an Italian island with a fascinating story.
What is heroic viticulture?
Heroic viticulture is defined by impressive environments from a landscape point of view, that produce high quality wines. These environments make vine management incredibly challenging due to the climate, soil type, or geographical location. Heroic viticulture is defined by unique growing conditions such as vines planted on slopes greater than 30%, vines planted on terraces or embankments, vineyards at altitudes over 1600ft, or in this instance, vines planted on small islands with harsh climatic conditions.