COOPERATIVA VECCHIA CANTINA DI MONTEPULCIANO
CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE
For Vecchia Cantina, quality means the establishment of a culture of detailed study and analysis with the aim of continuous improvement over the entire production line, from the land and the environment, respecting their naturalness, to the cultivation of the vineyards, the transformation of the grapes and the different phases of production in the cellar.
One of our winery’s most important objectives is to guarantee to the consumer that the products they’re buying have been produced according to a certain standard of quality. To this end, we believe it is important to publicise the quality certifications we have received.
Following is a list of of different certifications relative to our concept of quality that provide for safety and organoleptic qualities.
ALIMENTARY SAFETY AND GLOBAL QUALITY
ISO 9001 Certification:this is a global quality management system that is internationally recognised. Essentially, it consists of the implementation of a series of guidelines for the improvement of business processes, the effectiveness and efficiency of production and the increase in customer satisfaction.
Control of Production Processes
IFS Certification:an acronym for International Featured Standards, it is a system of unified control for quality and safety systems of alimentary products from production through packaging. It pertains to all the processes of production and transformation.
Control of Production Processes
BRC Certification:an acronym for British Retail Consortium, it is the body that represents major British retailers such as Tesco Stores and Sainsbury’s Supermarket, among others. Together with UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service), a British national accreditation body, it developed the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, which is applied to companies that process and prepare foodstuffs. It identifies useful factors for management of quality and hygienic/sanitary safety of alimentary products, using as its reference the HACCP methodology. It is a standard recognised by the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and is, therefore, accepted by the leading international retailers.
Respect for Biodiversity
Organic Certification Bios
Organic Certification Bios:
A few years ago the cooperative decided to start producing organic wines, given that some members were already practicing this type of agriculture and there is more and more demand for organic wines in the market. Organic agricultural practices take into account the entire ecosystem, promoting biodiversity of the environment and excluding the use of chemical products.
THE VALUE OF TOMORROW
Our future commitment
Sustainability as an additional value for wineries, territories and their products. The importance of building national and international networks.
Look to the wellbeing of all participants in our production line in order to have a positive impact on the employees, the community and the environment, and to respect the highest standards of purpose, responsibility and transparence. Go beyond the objective of profit and innovate in order to maximise the positive impact on employees, the communities in which we operate and the environment.