Podere Borgaruccio

Podere Borgaruccio is a family-run biodynamic farm located in Alta Valdera, in the Tuscan hills. It is found at the crossroads where the provinces of Florence, Pisa and Siena meet, on a panoramic road leading to Volterra, between hills dappled by vineyards and olive groves.
Podere covers an area of about 12 hectares, characterised by a wonderful biodiversity that includes steep rich igneous rock, coppices, wetlands and dry areas.  Areas which are the ideal environment for a wide variety of wildlife including migratory birds and falcons.
Here mainly olive oil and wine are produced, but Podere Borgaruccio is also a farm where guests can find sanctuary from the hectic pace of everyday life, in a familiar, warm and welcoming environment.
In this landscape full of traditions, flavours and the trusted knowledge of farmers, through the constant striving for naturalness and environmental sustainability and the doing away with chemicals have led to the creation of living, energetic and complexly structured mineral wines that change season to season; and that every season are enriched with aromas and subtle, vital nuances.


Specifications

Area planted: 5 Ha
Altitude: 150 - 180 m.a.s.l
Bottles produced annually: approximately 12000
Grapes: Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Malvasia Nera, Trebbiano, Procanico, Malvasia Bianca del Chianti, San Colombano
Position: Est-West
Nurtured: guyot, archetto capovolto
Soil: Sand of tuff and clay, rich in fossil shells
Age of vineyards: 3 ha of the 70s and 2 ha of new plants in 2010
Certificates: organic and biodynamic (Bioagricert, Demeter)

Podere Campordigno

In this splendid setting of the Querceto Castle of Marchesi Ginori Lisci; in the Montescudaio doc area, only a few minutes from the Etruscan coast, tradition meets new trends through the vines of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The vineyards are located near the bed of the Cecina River, a few kilometres from the sea, on fossil-rich land which is a truly unique microclimatic environment.


Specifications

Area planted: 5 Ha
Altitude: 120
Bottles produced annually: about 11000
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Position: Est-West
Nurtured: pruned-spur
Age of vineyards: 15 years
Certificates: organic and biodynamic (Bioagricert, Demeter)

San Donato in Bellaria

In summer 2018 we attended a Permaculture Design Course and we have just started an Experimental Permaculture Centre, a project whose goal is to achieve self-sustainability and resilience promoting Natural Agriculture techniques. In order to do so we plan to collaborate with Univerisities and share results through organization of specific courses and meetups.
Ultimately, we would like to be part of the growing network of resilience and sustainable centres worldwide.
Though we are just at the beginning of our path, we have already started two projects:
1. Implantation of a new permaculture vineyard on the old dry-wall terraces of the farm;
2. Reforestation of a small deforested area using the principles of Syntropic Agriculture, developed in Brazil by Ernst Gotsch.

Our house was built in 1650 and we own 3.5 ha of land, mostly terraced with dry stone walls (UNESCO heritage) built between the 1920 and 1940. We are at 450 metres above sea level with stunning views on the central hills of Tuscany, from Volterra to Pontedera and we are at easy reach from the Airport of Pisa.

Please join us! We need your enthusiasm, curiosity and "can do" attitude. Together we'll setup and take care of the garden; you'll learn about maintenance of a permaculture vineyard and learn techniques of natural winemaking; we'll plant trees for the syntropyc food forest, and we'll show you how to take care of the animals.
Accommodation will be in the main house, in a room with double beds and bunk beds and shared bathroom.

COMPANY HISTORY

The long path to the Terre del Ving

  • 2015

    The Terre del Ving adventure begins in the new vineyards of Montescudaio.
  • 2009

    The Biodynamic Choice. After years of organic agriculture we discovered Anthroposophy and embraced the Biodynamic method.
  • September 2007

    The First Harvest was conducted when the new winery was still under construction.
  • February 2007

    February 2007. The adventure of Podere Borgaruccio begins. And the land is quickly transformed from conventional to organic farming.