For decades, the agricultural tradition of the organic farm Viscanti has been based in Santeramo in Colle, set in the sinuous Murgia hills of Puglia.
Over time, quality, ethics and sustainability have come to permeate production and land cultivation choices, inspired by a determination to protect the profound and indissoluble bond that has always united mankind and nature.
The farm is located in a unique land, adjacent to the Alta Murgia National Park, set in an uncontaminated area that is perfect for essentially non-intensive farming, where a special agroecosystem arises in virtue of the natural protection of forests which regulate the climate and shield the fields from any erosive elements. There is a veritable harmony between arable land, olive groves and forest vegetation.
The presence of a multitude of physical and anthropic signs bears testament to an ancient balance spanning centuries, between the environment and local agro-pastoral practices: small farmsteads, trullos (dry stone huts) and other farming constructions from the past. Long rows of dry stone walls, recently declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, embroider a tapestry of field borders and enable microfauna, insects and small reptiles, to contribute towards maintaining a healthy environment.