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San Giuseppe

I didn’t choose this valley, it found me.

A pathway opens in time, a leaf unfolds, blooming. Vines planted in quartzite and clay. A San Giuseppe heartbeat. We learn to walk, slowly. To the river below, across the hills of Montalcino. Sip the wine-dark stars: Monte Amiata’s ancient geometry. Teach me, drink me—we grow together. Intertwined in Tuscan earth.

Between me and San Giuseppe, it’s a story of an encounter.

The farm and the rugged and poetic lands that surround it, had been given to me as a wedding gift. It was 1992 in San Giuseppe. A ruin and an abbandonded land for over half a century. From the moment I came to live with my family in this corner of the Val d'Orcia, below Castelnuovo dell’Abate, a part of Tuscany positioned between Mount Amiata on the east and the Maremma hills on the west, I have been quietly following its needs day after day.

The decision to follow a natural agriculture was clear to me right from the beginning. Since 2002 I have embraced biodynamics as a path which, with observance of its principles, allows us to obtain a wine that is an expression of the genius loci (protective spirit of a place) of San Giuseppe.

Thanks to the size of the company and the rigorous and passionate work of the team of men and women who have been working with us for years, we carry out all the agricultural work following the Solar calendar.