Adriano Zago is an agronomist, winemaker, consultant, and teacher in biodynamic agriculture, specializing in viticulture and enology. For the past 10 years, Adriano has exclusively dedicated himself to consultation for biodynamic farms in many different regions of Italy, including Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Lombardia, Friuli, Campania, etc. For the past 8 years, he has managed one of the most important conversions to biodynamic viticulture in Italy: the farm with 185 ha of vineyard of Avignonesi in Tuscany.
Adriano also teaches biodynamic agriculture methods in different universities in Firenze and at the University of Padova Athenaeum, as well as for different associations dedicated to the dispersal of the principles of the biodynamic agriculture. He has lectured on biodynamic agriculture in many countries, including France, Germany, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain and the United States. Adriano regularly writes and edist articles for specialized magazines, and he is the official translator and curator of the entirety of Pierre Masson’s works for the Italian market.
Adriano earned a five-year degree in agrarian science and technologies from the University of Padova in 2001 with full marks and honors, with a specialization in viticulture and enology, at ENSAM University of Montpellier. He has followed courses and trainings in biodynamic agriculture in India (Basil Academy), France, New Zealand, and Australia. Especially in India and New Zealand, he has engaged in long-term visits and projects to deepen both his education and experience.