AN ORGANIC PRODUCTION WITH A FOCUS ON SOIL HEALTH AND BIODIVERSITY
The Tenuta di Spannocchia has a long history of farming, dating back to the mezzandria (sharecropping) system that arose in the middle ages. After a period of disuse, the farming aspect of Spannocchia was restored in the 1990s, with the farm gaining organic certification in 1994. Our systems go beyond the requirements for organic production, however, with a focus on soil health and biodiversity through our usage of permaculture techniques, different composting systems, and more.
Main products include heirloom fruits and vegetables for use by our residents and guests of the agriturismo, extra virgin olive oil (made from the Tuscan olive varieties Leccino, Pendolino, Frantoio, and Moraiolo), and multi-floral honey produced onsite from our dozen beehives.
For guests and friends in Italy, Spannocchia also produces a few varieties of organic wines and related products, such as our IGT Rosso, IGT Rosato, IGT Bianco, passito (dessert wine), grappa, and brandy. Our vineyards feature native Italian grape varieties including sangiovese, colorino, ciliegiolo, canaiolo, malvasia, and trebbiano.