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Pomario

Within the gardens or official parks of Renaissance villas, there was often a secret garden of sorts, containing fruit or ornamental plants: a Pomario. These spaces became intimate corners, where lords and ladies could retreat amid fragrant herbs and flowers.

For a long time, Vignamaggio’s Pomario was primarily used for growing flowers: Snap dragons, zinnias, gladioli, asters, dahlias and aquilegias were picked to decorate the villa’s rooms and tables. Some years ago, the Nunziante family introduced several varieties of fruit trees like almonds, mulberries, figs, pomegranates, peaches and cherries.

Today the Pomario has been developed into a proper vegetable garden which extends onto small terraces between the fruit and olive trees and the St John’s Wort flowers and lilacs.

The Pomario supplies Vignamaggio’s restaurant daily with vegetables, fruit and herbs grown according to organic gardening principles.

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FROM TREE TO BREAD
Posted on Thursday November 19, 2020

  During the past few weeks, the entire farm has been abustle with the olive harvest. Up and down the stone terraces, and up on the sunny slopes (or rain drenched slopes like the last couple of days), the magic of Autumn is in the air, with smoke from burning wood mingling with the morning […]

FROM TREE TO BREAD Vignamaggio Blog.



RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART
Posted on Wednesday October 21, 2020

This recipe, created in collaboration with Freakytable, is perfect for those cool early-autumn evenings when spending some extra time in the kitchen with a glass of your favourite wine becomes quite appealing. Our fresh artichokes preserved in oil, complemented by the rich flavour of Brie, are sure to inspire you. For the pastry: (The recipe […]

RECIPE: ARTICHOLE, CARAMELISED ONION AND BRIE TART Vignamaggio Blog.



OUR GRAPES
Posted on Friday September 18, 2020

It’s that time of the year again! It’s September and our grapes are beautiful, ripe and ready for picking. Because it’s time to harvest, our Francesco has gathered and presented the estate’s most important varietals, the most historical, those that were rediscovered, and the latest arrivals. First of all, the Sangiovese, our most prized grape, […]

OUR GRAPES Vignamaggio Blog.