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What to eat during the Christamas Lunch…in a real Italian way Appetizer: Mushroom Crostoni  Source: Google  Ingredients 200 g of Champignon Mushrooms 50 g of butter 150 g of fontina cheese in slices Pinch of salt 8 slices of bread Instructions Toast the bread into a toaster or in the oven, meanwhile clean up the […]

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Sangiovese: The wine of the gods

Sangiovese is Italy like Cabernet is France: they are wines that express a viticultural and wine-making identity. (Giacomo Tachis) The History of Sangiovese Source: Wikimedia The Sangiovese is one of the most diffused kind of grape in central Italy, and for sure, one of the most representative wine for this grape is Chianti Classico. In […]



The olive oil in the history Source: Wikimedia The Olive tree has an important symbolic value. It’s emblem of longevity, fertility and maturity. It was also symbol of wealth, honor and peace, its branches were used to crown winners during cordial plays, but also winners of bloody wars. The oil that comes from its fruits […]

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A Family Nickname: The Quattrorsi

The history of the Quattrorsi della Marronaia Source: Podere La Marronaia  We can translate the word “Quattrorsi” like “Four Bears”… What a strange name for a Wine, you might think… Here I explain the origin of this particular name!! We know that usually bears are not very social animals. They love to stay in their […]

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The Sweet side of Tuscany : Cantucci e Vinsanto

If you come in Tuscany “Cantucci and Vinsanto” is a dessert that you must try out. Here some secrets about these two Tuscan specialities!!! Cantucci Cantucci are dry biscuits with almonds, that can be obtained cutting in slices the still hot dough. The Cantucci’s dough is composed by very simple ingredients like : flour, sugar, […]

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What to Eat With The Intenso Della Marronaia

The History of The Wine  Source: Podere la Marronaia The Intenso is a 100% Sangiovese wine strong and vigorous, full-body and complex. It’s the wine that was born in honour of Luigi Dei, forefather of our activity. His strong and determined nature, and also his charm, are enclosed in this precious wine. The Intenso was […]


What You Have To Know About Tomato Sauce

The History of tomatoes in Italy The Tomato finds its origins in Mexico and Perù. There this fruit was very appreciated and Inca and Atzec tribes called him “Xitomatl”  ( here were the English word “tomato” find its origin), that means “a plant with a round fruit juicy pulp and a lot of seeds”. Source: […]


Our Birdhouses in the Vineyards

Our Birdhouses in the Vineyards Living in contact with nature gives us every day, new emotions. To have the chance to admire  the light and flitting birds rely on the branches is really nice. We decided to settle in our vineyards, some straw houses. Birds’ll can find here shelter in the coldest days, refreshment and rest in […]

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The History of Dino

Dear friends, By now you will realise that behind our wines and our labels there is always a story … This is our latest label: Millenium Dino of Marronaia – Chianti Classico DOCG 2014. Millennium Dino was our first Bergamasco Shepherd puppy, he arrived at Marronaia in 2000 a few weeks after we bought the […]


Harvest, the golden age.

Dear friends An old Tuscan proverb says ” August ripens, September harvests” It captures in full what happens in our vineyards during the summer …. Our celebration began yesterday with the harvest of white grapes. The grape harvest is the most important time of year, we can finally see the fruits of our work and […]

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The Intenso, a wine, our history

Dear friends of Podere la Marronaia today I want to talk about a very important wine : Intenso della Marronaia. Before talking about the history of this wine, I want to tell what is for us and how in our family, a new wine borns. Whenever at Podere La Marronaia we create a new product, […]


The history behind Rosa Della Marronaia

Rosa della Marronaia is a Rosato Toscano made with 100% Sangiovese grapes. Very intenso, full-body, fresh and frutty, we have dedicated this wine to a very special person of our family: my great granmother Rosa Bartalini. When we were young, Nonna Rosa, lovely took care of my brother Corrado and me. For adults of the […]