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Recaredo ploughs vineyards by horse

At Recaredo we’re committed to using animal traction for ploughing the vineyard where our outstanding Turó d’en Mota is born. We’ve gone back to traditional horse-drawn ploughing in our vineyards with the aim to reduce both carbon dioxide emissions and soil compaction.

Forçut (Brawny), a Spanish-Breton horse with a sorrel-coloured mane, is guided by ploughman Inacio. Together, their job is to work the 0.97-hectare Xarel·lo vineyard, planted in 1940, and other Recaredo’s Family vineyards located in the Bitlles Valley Highlands, in the county of Alt Penedès (Barcelona).

Horse-drawn ploughing brings man into closer contact with the earth, allowing for a deeper, more sensitive understanding of the natural environment when working the land.

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