Why use terraces for vineyards? They are actually a system in itself for adapting slopes of a hill in order to gain some more land to use and cultivate from. This way the vineyard can use the side of the mountain or hill without destroying anything. It isn’t the terraces that change the taste of the wine but the location from where the wine is cultivated. To learn more, check out this article.
- Terraces are a system of adapting the slopes of a hill in order to gain a bit more land to cultivate.
- Although widespread throughout the world for many centuries, nowadays terraced landscapes are in jeopardy almost everywhere.
- In 2010, an international network was founded – the International Terraced Landscape Alliance – after the first International Congress on Terraced Landscapes held in Mengzi (China).
“Terraces are a system of adapting the slopes of a hill in order to gain a bit more land to cultivate. This way, you can use a mountainous area without distorting its essence, its organic balance. A terraced landscape is able to combine food and agricultural production, soil conservation, the transmission of knowledge and the preservation of a unique aesthetic value. Furthermore it is amazing and exceptional in its beauty.”