Podere Forte is an estate in Val D'Orcia, Tuscany, where the products are grown using biodynamic techniques . It covers an area of 380 hectares and is a multi-functional farm where man, plants and animals all contribute to achieve an integrated, self-sufficient and sustainable macrocosm. Vineyards, olive groves, woods, pastures, arable land and gardens represent the exclusive wealth of the farm, which is distilled in the production of wines, extra-virgin olive oil, honey and wheat. In the fields we breed, in semi-wild state, varieties of animals such as Sienese pigs, Chianina cows and Suffolk sheep. We work the land in the same way as we did 2,000 years ago, while in the wine cellars we are 200 years ahead of our time.
The winery is the productive heart of Podere Forte. Built on five floors, of which only two are entirely above ground, the structure allows gravity to take its course and everything flows thanks to the wells that connect the different levels. Inside, the analysis laboratory is the scientific nerve centre of the company, which examines raw materials and transformation materials, provides data in real time and collaborates with important research institutes.
Each and every one of my entrepreneurial activities began with a dream, a vision that I continue to pursue until what I had imagined, believed in before seeing it, comes true. Without dreams no entrepreneurs, thinkers, economists, philosophers would exist. But at the base of everything there must be values, those that characterize the DNA of the company and determine its prosperity.”