Hello, I introduce myself: my name is Vanni and together with my wife Diletta and my mother Maria I run this farm. The farm “Pilari” is located in the Val di Pierle, a small valley next to lake Trasimeno it has a total area of 48 hectares, mostly forest, a part of arable land and a vineyard of 2 hectares.
Until the early nineties my grandfather took a part of arable land for the production of tobacco since this area was very well suited to this type of cultivation and history on its production is lost in the mists of time.
The vineyard is a very important part of our farm because it was created by our will and desire to produce our wine.
The main house (called Pilari), located in the complex of houses in the heart of the farm (where we live), stands on an ancient watch tower of Pierle castle and it is present in old maps dating back to 1200. It shall be authentic the chiseled cellars mostly in the rock.
The vineyard is a very important part of our farm, born from a dream of mine and our passion for good wine.
The main grape is Teroldego, typical of northern Italy, chosen for its color, unique scent and also for its early maturation, This feature is important because it allows us to harvest by the end of September, when the weather is still pleasant and grapes retains all the benefits of the summer sun. A small part of the vineyard is dedicated to Sangiovese, typical and famous grape variety of the Tuscan countryside.
During the winter I take care of the pruning and tillage. From spring and all summer, with the help of my wife Diletta, we take care to tie the branches and cut them when they are too long (topping).
If the season is particularly generous to improve the highest quality of grapes, the worst or too small grapes are removed, so all the substances are concentrated in the best grapes raising the quality level of the wine which will be.
In the month of September / October we collect grapes.
Often we accompany our guests to visit our vineyard to show the work we do but also to admire the landscape. All our guests can taste our wine that we produce with passion.