This family-run winery has been cultivating its own vineyards since 1909, using biological methods to produce grapes and wine which fully respect the consumers’ health. It is one of the leading wineries in the world producing wines from grapes that are certified organically grown, even long before government certification. The vineyards stretch for 40 hectares on the hillsides above Godiasco in the Oltrepo Pavese, the ancient Piedmont, now part of Lombardy. All of the Cabanon vineyards are widely separated from other producers so they cannot be contaminated by chemical sprays used by others. When 9 hectares recently became infested by a pest, 22,500 15-year old vines were uprooted and will be totally replanted when safe.