"Grow what belongs here.
This simple premise summarizes everything we've learned, and guides us in everything we do — how we care for our land, how we farm, how we make wine and olive oil and the myriad other products from this magical place.
It started over 35 years ago when we found the land we call our Home Farm; it grabbed our hearts from the first instant, and has never let go.
We lived with the land for years before getting a sense that it might be perfect for making olive oil. So in 1990 we imported olive trees from Tuscany (the first olive trees brought to the US since the 1800s), planted them, and waited. The result is an olive oil that is widely acknowledged as one of the very best in the world.
Then, in 2000, we planted our first small vineyard to Sangiovese, and then to the rare and magnificent Sagrantino, and waited.
The first wines held their own with the best Italy has to offer, which led us to plant an ever-wider range of Italian varietals.
And then we waited some more.
Along the way we embraced Biodynamic® practices, and waited.
You can see the land become more vibrant each year, supporting olive trees, vineyard, fruit trees, citrus, lavender, produce, and chickens, pigs, and sheep. And hawks and songbirds and rabbits and turkeys and deer and foxes and...