Tag: Tuscany

The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

August 28, 2020

Summer is the time for picnics and to enjoy the outdoor landscape in good company and with snackable food. This year, in this period of social distancing outdoor eating, it has become even more of a trend, even for restaurants and wineries. Here at Fattoria di Montemaggio, we also offer light lunch/picnics as one of the ways for our guests to enjoy their visit to our estate. Check out our other tours here. Did you know, though, that picnics originally was an indoor concept? Let’s dive in to learn more about picnics… The Picnic Was Born in France Like many… read more
A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

August 12, 2020

We always feel humbled and happy when people appreciate and understand our philosophy and the work that we are carrying out at the Fattoria di Montemaggio estate day by day. Support is of the essence but it is also important to give back. Therefore, we want to thank Irina Mihailenko for her awesome article on her blog Sparkling Life and reshare it with you here with her permission. Irina, we are thrilled about your article. Read on… The translated version of Irina's article - "Fattoria di Montemaggio" - in Sparkling Life I visited Fattoria di Montemaggio for the first time… read more
Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

February 28, 2020

When the world is in constant turmoil in the latest years with hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires, and now, last but not least, the Coronavirus, you start realizing something needs to change. There is a need for change not only in climate but in mentality. After decades of increased traveling all over the world, overuse of the resources of the globe, a daily rhythm that gets faster and faster, perhaps it is time to slow down. Can this constant search for ‘the grass that is greener on the other side’ continue? In a recent article, Andrew Jefford stressed how even people in… read more
Viticulture and the Impact of Climate Change

Viticulture and the Impact of Climate Change

August 18, 2019

Climate change is on everyone’s lips right now. Every day we can read or hear in the news how the climate conditions globally are changing and degenerating rapidly. All over the world, we need to work together and focus the resources on finding viable solutions. The work of the G20 group will indeed be very important for future measures regarding climate change. All the leading nations need to start doing their part. In this article, we will first take a step back in history to then continue to look closer at the effects of climate change on viticulture. A Step… read more
The Role of Women in an Evolving Wine World

The Role of Women in an Evolving Wine World

March 8, 2019

The 8th of March is the International Women’s Day (IWD) and before and after it gives rise to a lot of talk about women’s rights. Surprise surprise, it is actually a day having a deeper significance than giving mimosa flowers to the women around you and taking them out for dinner. It is a day to focus on how women can reach equality and balance in the still male-dominated society. The first IWD was organized in New York in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America and as a result, it was discussed the IWD ought to be a yearly… read more
All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio

All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio

January 30, 2019

January of 2019 is already in the last few days. All the activities at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Radda in Chianti are already in full force. Soon it is time to get prepared for the preview of the vintages released this year. However, the vines are still asleep and resting. Composting is something you can do all year round though. Fattoria di Montemaggio has just started composting and is very excited about it. In this article, we will look closer at the processes and benefits of composting. Organic Farming and Composting at Fattoria di Montemaggio Let us start by looking further… read more
Come On a Journey To the World of Fattoria di Montemaggio in Chianti Region

Come On a Journey To the World of Fattoria di Montemaggio in Chianti Region

September 28, 2018

TUSCANY, ITALY -- There's a saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" and at Montemaggio's scenic winery in Radda, Chianti, the old adage rings true. However, in today’s fast-paced social media world, we might need to update that expression to "a video is worth a thousand words". To best showcase our beloved Chianti winery and the world of Fattoria di Montemaggio, we decided to create visual wine tour of our vineyards, tasting rooms, processing areas, bodegas, seasons, harvesting time, estate magic and more. It's a taste of what our visitors experience and it's a glimpse at the very best… read more
Ilaria's Travel Diary from the Douro Valley

Ilaria's Travel Diary from the Douro Valley

July 25, 2018

What could be better than having the opportunity to spend a few summer days in the Douro wine region in Portugal? Not for holiday though but to discuss the wine market with fellow people in the industry. Fattoria di Montemaggio, of course, immediately said yes when they via Li Valentine got the invitation from the Team Douro. Ilaria went to represent Fattoria di Montemaggio and had a grand time doing so. The trip was not only for leisure, but it had a specific theme and goal, namely to have a group of wine producers from different countries to meet and… read more
The Rise of Rosé - The History and Top Things You Need To Know

The Rise of Rosé - The History and Top Things You Need To Know

June 27, 2018

Pink wine is on the RISE! And who hasn’t tapped ‘like’ on a post under the hashtags #roseallday, #yeswayrose, or #drinkpink on Instagram? Elaborate wine drinking photos featuring lovely hues of pink that almost communicate a sort of lifestyle of luxuriously sipping rosé wine all-day-long. Let’s face it, it is trendy to drink pink and in winemaking country, it's no different. Rosé is the unofficial drink of the Millennials. Of course, you now might think that there are other more important wine trends. In Italy, however, the rosé wine production with indigenous grape varieties is becoming more and more important… read more
Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

Vignaioli di Radda - Sangiovese Between Two Continents

May 31, 2018

The last weekend of May has by now become synonymous with the two events Vignaioli di Radda and Radda nel bicchiere in Radda. This year, it was the second edition of Vignaioli di Radda and the 23rd edition of Radda nel bicchiere. One more recently founded and one well-established event, both strengthening the role of wine producers and wine in Radda. What is so special about Radda then? Well, it is a wine area located on high altitude with vineyards up to around 700 m.a.s.l. This used to make it difficult to produce wine in this area but the recent… read more