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An estate with an organic farm in Tuscany

The Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany is a truly organic estate.  Within the 400 hectares you will be able to see for yourself how our programme of organic farming actually works on the estate’s farms.

The way we operate is even more special due to the methods we use which are completely geared towards organic farming.

A major role is played by the 70 hectares of Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malvasia Bianca and Trebbiano grapes that we grow.

And, from the reduction of the Sangiovese grapes, we obtain our own production of balsamic vinegar.

Next to the vines there are around 30 hectares of olive groves.  This constitutes some 5,000 olive trees of the Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino varieties which are nurtured according to polycultural methods.

 

Another important crop is our cereals.  At the bottom of the valley, you will be able to see the fields of Senatore Cappelli durum and Verna wheat.

These are then stone ground to preserve the wheat’s essential properties and then used for the production of semi-wholemeal flour which is subsequently used in our restaurant for the preparation of sandwiches, pizzas and focaccia.

The flour which is obtained from the Senatore Cappelli is mainly used for the production of fresh pasta.

In 2015, we also started our organic orchard project with 50 pomegranate trees, 180 plum trees, 50 fig trees, 30 apricot trees, 180 apple and pear trees as well as growing raspberries, blackberries, and white and red currants.

However, the Villa Vignamaggio is a working farm too.  We also have dozens of Cinta Senese pigs in a semi-wild state living on the land here in Greve.  The pigs are allowed to roam free across the meadows and through the woods and streams covering an area of around 1 hectare. Their organic diet is then supplemented by a daily ration of organic barley and beans which have also been grown on the land at the Villa Vignamaggio.

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