Podere La Marronaia, a family story
We could call a true “love at first sight” what happened in 2000 to Luigi Dei and Silvia Morrocchi, in front of the old ruin of the Podere Marronaia, giving life to a new project of life for them and for their children Pietro and Corrado.
The beginning of organic farming, the farmrental activity and the production of wine and e.v.o.oil, and more recently the arrival in the company of Pietro and Corrado, did of what had begun lightly, to turn into a real business, without forgetting the character and the family dimension of the company.
A passion for the country
The passion for country life and wine has always been a constant in the life of Luigi, grew up with his grandfather Gino on a farm, and it was easy to convince Silvia and the sons, who have addressed in this way their studies.
Podere la Marronaia, Podere le Colonne and Podere Fornicchiaia are the three realities within the company, where they grow red and white grapes of the main local grape varieties (Vernaccia, Sangiovese, Canaiolo) and olives. Currently they produce white, rosé and red vintage that is barricaded and extra virgin olive oil..
Organic farming, a conscious choice
The preference for organic farming has been present since the beginning in the professional and life project started with the recovery of the Podere La Marronaia. The strong desire of a “return to earth”, to the slow and genuine rhythms and at the same time to open their own lives and their own project, to a tourism and a market of products aimed to people with the same values of respect for nature. The lands have been converted gradually at different times, starting right from those of Podere La Marronaia and after a conversion period during which have been purified by chemical products, they have been certified by ICEA (Institute of Ecological and Environmental Certification). At the time, Luigi and Silvia were among the first in the area to choose to produce wine with biological criteria.
Why grow organic?
This question was addressed to Luigi hundreds of times. The decision came at a time when the organic was not yet as known as today and the answer is not limited to mere agronomic or commercial decisions, but it is for a philosophy of life and a strong emotional motivation.
Organic farming in practice
Growing organically considers the agricultural ecosystem as a whole. It exploits the natural fertility of the soil favoring limited interventions, using natural regulatory mechanisms and promoting the biodiversity of the environment in which it operates.
The philosophy behind this new way of farming is not only related to the intention to offer products without chemical residues, but involves the whole business cycle with the desire to protect the environment and all those who work in the farm and to promote working and life conditions.
Our products: olive oil and organic wine
The vineyards of the farm extend in San Gimignano and Siena countryside.
The choice was to give priority to indigenous grapes such as Vernaccia and Sangiovese, which on this territory can express the highest levels. Organic farming in small production respects the tradition and authenticity.