Azienda Agricola Concadoro Vineyard—Italy
Azienda Agricola Concadoro is located in Castellina in Chianti about 7 kms from the village. The Concadoro story started in the 17th century when it served as a resting place for clergymen on route to the Maremma Casentino and shepherds who exchanged goat’s milk for overnight accommodations. It was called “The Capraie” (Sheep) by the shepherds but over the years the farm accumulated most of the arable land in the valley and added the production of olive oil and wine. In 1878 a fabulous villa was built on the hilltop looking over all the fields. In 1960 the farm was bought by Commander Luigi Cerasi of Rome and was given its current name, Concadoro; the “Golden Basin” which the valley resembles in the setting afternoon sun. The current proprietors are Adriano and Claudio Cerasi, heirs of the Commander.
The 20 hectares of vineyards are maintained using traditional methods and natural fertilizers. Only pesticide products such as copper sulphate are used, no herbicides and the winery has been granted IT BIO ICA status by Italian agricultural authorities, one of only a few Chianti producers with this status.
The Chiantis represented by Corveste Wines are all heavily based on the Sangiovese grape. The Chianti Classico and Riserva are traditional blends of Sangiovese and Canaiolo, the Vigna di Gaversa Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and Caravaggio Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. All of the wines are aged in oak giving them the unmistakeable Calvino bouquet.
The farm also has 37 hectares of olive groves producing an excellent olive oil, Vin Santo and Grappa are also produced.
Recently the farm has rebuilt the old farmhouse and converted it into a 5 apartment Agriturismo with beautiful views of the valley.
Prosecco Serre — Italy
Where the woods transform into vineyards, in a still uncontaminated land, the vineyards of Serra climb up the steep hills – the area’s climate is extremely favorable to wine production, at between 300 to 500 m a.s.l.
Farming tradition has always included the cultivation of vineyards, alternating with that of the chestnut, which in these lands are called “marroni”, and the raising of livestock.
Testimony to this, are the thousands of small homes called “Staul” or stables, spread out among the vineyards, where the animals rested up after their daily grazing.
This involved a complete production cycle: the animals where fed hay, but also the leftovers of the chestnut harvest; the manure from the animals served to enrich the soil of the vineyards; while the stones removed from the vineyards were used to build the stables to shelter the animals and shed up the tools.
The environment has remained the same, thanks to the steepness of the slopes and the alternating woods.
The wine farmer co-inhabits the vineyards with all sorts of animals; badgers that dig up soil in search of insects and old chestnuts, there is also deer which at times disturb activities, as do birds that peck at the grapes.
Hence, scarecrows are not uncommon in the area!
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Located on a panoramic hill in San Gimignano Poderi Arcangelo Farmholidays is one of the best Farmhouse in Tuscany near Siena, which like a small village welcomes you with a sincere embrace of nature, conviviality, good and healthy cooking, with organic products of his farm.
The experience of a holiday in this Farmhouse near San Gimignano will allow you to get closer to nature, to his emotions, to share with his owners the country life and its activities: the harvest, wine cellar or stay in complete relax by the swimming pool overlooking the Chianti Countryside.
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The estate produced its first wines in 1999 but was quickly recognized as one of the future stars under the Bolgheri appellation.
Passion that leads to a new life
- Enrico Santini spent 15 years working in the supermarket industry before leaving to work for a friend’s winery.
- After three years Enrico ventured out on his own – with no winery, no vineyards, no tools and, as he puts it, mortgages enough for two lives.
- Enrico planted his first vineyard in 1998 and transformed the garage and basement of his home into a winery.
- The vineyards are farmed organically, and Enrico is able to severely limit the use of copper sulphates and sulfur.
- The vineyards are planted as follows: a 17 acre plot of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot; a 5 acre plot of Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc; and a 10 acre plot of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.
Col di Lamo—Italy
The Col di Lamo agricultural company extends in the territory of Montalcino for around 80 hectares. The owner, Giovanna Neri, graduated in Law, inherited from her father the great passion for wine and today is an established and sought after producer. What makes the Col di Lamo wines special is Giovanna's ability to transmit to her products the exclusive love that only a woman, a mother, can feel for a child. In fact, this is how she considers her "creatures": Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino, Lamo and Acquavite, whose production is dedicated in the first person, determining and guiding each phase of the processing. Exactly like her father taught her. The Col di Lamo wine label has been creatively designed with the aim of recognizing the feminine touch: the delicate profile of the woman's face and the orange and green colors of the Lamo represent the image that Giovanna wanted to give to her company and to its products.
Spanning 240 square miles, the Valpolicella is a hilly area situated in the Veneto, at the foothills of the Lessinia mountain range, between the historic city of Verona and towards the stunning shores of Lake Garda. It is a rich, fertile land that has been revered for its wine production since Roman times. From the Eastern slopes, to the river Adige, from the Valdadige to Verona from the temperate climate to the skill of its farmers, all these factors combine and conspire to produce the unique conditions conducive to the successful production of fine wines, in fact only in such an area could we produce the famous Amarone Valpolicella red wine. Defining the region more for historical and geographical reasons, the Valpolicella is a multifaceted area where no hill or plain appears equally illuminated by the sun and in where nature never is repeated. A unique all-encompassing region that offers vast and varied vistas, landscapes, and enchanting quality of light. 240 square kilometers alive with history, culture and flavors, the Valpolicella extends across mountainous zones and large stretches of meadow, where livestock and lush wildlife can often be found. Cherry orchards, and olive groves also abound between the vineyards.
Masut da Rive—Italy
The wine estate’s 22 hectares of vineyards are nestled in the Isonzo valleys of Friuli. The estate lies along the 46th parallel, at the same latitude as Burgundy, which tends to spur in these winemakers, who are so mindful of the terroir’s vocation, not only to make great white wines but also to hold high the banner of Pinot Nero in Italy as well as throughout the world.
Rizieri is located among the beautiful hills of Diano d’Alba, one of the 11 municipalities that produce Barolo, in the heart of the Langhe. The estate is situated at an average altitude of 350 M above sea level and extends over an area of 14 hectares, 7.5 of which are vineyards and the rest deciduous and mixed woods. The vineyards, located in Diano d'Alba and La Morra, were implanted between 1966 and 2006 with the finest native species: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, and Arneis - the only exception is a small area planted with Merlot. Lying on a hillside of calcareous and clayey soil, facing south and surrounded by woods, they enjoy a unique microclimate which, with its cool and temperate influences, allow optimal maturation of the grapes. The heart of the winery is the new cellar, completed in 2018, and the nearby 19th century farmhouse, which years of restoration have returned to its old charm.