3-9-2015 HARVEST IN PODERE FORTE

The balanced climate of August allow us to pick up perfectly ripened fruits. We started the harvest of the Merlot in different parcels: Terzuoli, Orniello and Ciliegio plot.
In the picture, workers start early at sunrise with the fresher temperatures, important detail that fully maintain the...

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25-8-2015 MUSIC CONCERT YEARS ‘30

Tuesday, August 25 at 21:30 by the PRO LOCO (Castiglione D'Orcia), the last music concert at '30s with the Arcadia Swing Orchestra.

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4-8-2015 EMPORIO RIAMA’ NEW OPENING HOURS

August opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday closed
Thursday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm 
Sunday: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm 

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29-7-2015 SUMMER FESTIVAL 2015

Following its latest box office hit, Rocca d'Orcia Summer Festival, the multi-event dedicated to culture and organised by  Podere Forte at stunning Rocca d’Orcia, will soon be back with a really exciting 2015 edition from 7 to 25 August. The programme features several big names, whose performances...

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20-7-2015 OIINOS MAGAZINE AND PODERE FORTE

Oinos magazine dedicates an article to our Sales & Marketing Director Giovanni Mazzoni.

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16-7-2015 AWARD FOR PODERE FORTE WINES

We wish to share with you another international award for Podere Forte wines. It is with great satisfaction that we announce that  the prestigious American Magazine “Wine Enthusiast” has tasted our Guardiavigna 2011 and conferred a very high score in the top list!

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15-7-2015 OUR WINES TO THE WORLD WINE AWARDS

We have taken part with our wines to the World Wine Awards, one among the most prestigious competitions of the field, organized by the famous English Wine Magazine "Decanter". Our Petrucci and Guardiavigna have received the Silver medal, and our Petruccino the Bronze one!

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30-6-2015 PETRUCCI ON MAGAZINE “ANNUAL CUCINA”

At page 44 of the magazine " Annual Cucina " June release, we can find the description of Podere Forte's Petrucci wine.

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29-6-2015 VINITALY, THE ECCELENCE OF ITALIAN WINE PRODUCTION

The 49th edition of Vinitaly has closed registering the presence of 4000 companies, a great success! 4 days of exposure, an incredible platform during which it has been tasted the best of italian wine production. Mention all exhibitors is almost impossible, so I will focus on some excellent...

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15-6-2015 PERSWIJN RATING 2015 - PT10 e PN12

The prestigious Dutch Magazine “Perswijn”, after giving 17 points to our Guardiavigna 2011, also tasted the Petrucci 2010 and Petruccino 2012. Petrucci ranked at  1st place among all the non Chianti DOC/DOCG submitted for Tuscany to the contest,  with 17/20 points. - Comments: Vanilla and plums,...

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5-6-2015 HOLLAND FALLS IN LOVE FOR GUARDIAVIGNA 2011

The prestigious Dutch oenological magazine "Perswijn" has tasted and judged our Cru wine Guardiavigna 2011. The result has been published in the lastet edition where our wine was ranked first in tasting of local Tuscan wines of this edition. The wine, valued with 17 poinjts out of 20, has "climbed"...

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5-6-2015 PODERE FORTE AT THE “EMPORIO LETTERARIO DI PIENZA” EVENT

For event  " Emporio Letterario di Pienza “ organized by the Pienza Municipality in cooperation with the “Fondazione Caffeina", Podere Forte  gave his sponsorship inviting local authorities , Restaurants and journalists at the seminar and at the tasting of  Podere Forte wines. In the picture: the...

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2-6-2015 SPAZIO SE EXHIBITIONS

Once again, Rocca d'Orcia's stylish Spazio SE venue will host a number of artists. We set off with Domenique Bollinger, the internationally renowned photographer, who proposed, from 21 March   to 1 May, his “Clair Obscur” solo show featuring black and white photographs of the Val d’Orcia valley.

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2-6-2015 OSTERIA PERILLA’ NEW WEB SITE

Osteria Perillà has a new website that will soon be endowed with new video contents created in collaboration with the students of Prof. Maurizio Masini of Siena University, Department of Communication Sciences. The videos will show the Osteria’s interior on a kind of detailed interactive tour...

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1-6-2015 PODERE FORTE’S NEW “PRINCE”

His name is Romeo, and he is Podere Forte's new ram. The mission of this young Suffolk specimen (that arrived just a few weeks ago) is to enhance the "bloodeline" of the Podere's lambs. Anyone approaching Podere Forte realises he is around straight away, as you can hear him "bleating" miles away.... Read all

1-6-2015 SENSITIVE CRYSTALLIZATION 2015

Soil crystallization has been completed also for the current year. The pictures we have obtained clearly show that this year's pedological structure is much more similar to that of 2012 and 2013 rather than to last year's, whose abnormality was widely ascribable to the weather. Crystallizations...

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1-6-2015 BACTROCERA OLEAE - “OLIVE FRUIT FLY”

Cutting down olive fruit fly? Podere Forte’s challenge is a monitoring and preventive treatment protocol, developed with CNR Milan.
As 2014 was quite upsetting, to such an extent that Podere Forte could not bottle its excellent oil, steps have been taken to implement a preventive treatment and...

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27-5-2015 NEW VINEYARDS: HAND PLANTING, VARIETY, AND EXTENSION

2015 planting, the following vineyards were planted in the Finocchieti area:   1.1 ha Sangiovese - 1.5 ha Greco di tufo

Planting new vineyards is a crucial stage: we always strive for perfection when looking after our terroirs, going in-depth with research and analysis when it comes to soil and...

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26-5-2015 COMPOST WISE

A time-honoured practice, and farmer's pride. Feeding the soil ecosystem is crucial for farming: vineyards, olive groves, or arable land. This is the purpose served by our compost, which we make with manure from our Chianina cows, plus brushwood and a little marc. The heaps, prepared in autumn...

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26-5-2015 PETRUCCI SET TO CONQUER ASIA

Podere Forte’s flagship Sangiovese participated in the Gelardini & Romani wine auction in Hong Kong for the first time, selling five out of six lots at twice the starting bid.

May 2015 – With five out of six lots sold and hammer bids that doubled the starting bid, never has so much attention been...

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26-5-2015 “CASSA” COLLECTION GUARDIAVIGNA 2008 - 2011

Guardiavigna borns in 2001 and is the expression of the best terroirs of Podere Forte, in a remarkable cuvèe that combines the fragrant consistency and structure of Cabernet Franc, the strength and the mildness of Merlot along with the complexity and persistence of Petit Verdot. The result is a...

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25-5-2015 CASTIGLIONCELLO DEL TRINORO TASTING

Last Wednesday May 20, we hold a seminar with tasting, by the ancient stone village of Castiglioncello Trinoro at Monteverdi Tuscany-Villas and Hotel in Siena province. We presented to our participants from the USA and Europe, the current vintages of our wines in addition to a vertical tasting of...

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25-5-2015 PRODUCTION: 2014’S WINE AGEING

Cellar routine continues by racking 2014's wine. Wine fruitfully evolves on the lees, rich in mannoproteins released by yeast cell lysis, which positively impact on wine agreeableness and complexity. Sangiovese wines are still ageing on the lees, as they will be racked in the coming months. So far,...

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24-5-2015 FROM THE VINEYARDS: BIODYNAMIC TREATMENTS, SPROUTING, AND BLOOMING

Vineyards have been evolving so quickly since the first leaves appeared in mid March, in fact, it is already blooming time (20 May). Vineyards vegetative balance is excellent, with even growth. The biodynamic treatment began in April by spreading Preparation 500, also known as horn manure – as it...

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21-5-2015 GUARDIAVIGNA 2009

Friday May 22, we’ll be in Milan for an event “in tandem” with Berloni (Kitchens), from 18:30 to 22:30 at the Berloni Showroom in Milan downtown – Albricci Street, 8. The event was advertised and scheduled  among the various events related to EXPO 2015. Finger food for dinner, with tasting of our...

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21-5-2015 FIORITURA FORTE: FITOSCULTURE

On 23 May, Podere Forte's garden was the venue for the opening of Maestro Andrea Fagioli's contemporary art exhibition. The event kicked off “FiorituraForte”, a festival to feature an artist every single year. Therefore, Andrea Fagioli, with his own “solo” called “Fitosculture” (Phyto- ...

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21-5-2015 WINE LANDSCAPE

Friday May 22, we’ll be in Milan for an event “in tandem” with Berloni (Kitchens), from 18:30 to 22:30 at the Berloni Showroom in Milan downtown – Albricci Street, 8. 400 more or less the invited people, including journalists, operators of the field, architects, professors and designer. The event...

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14-5-2015 PODERE FORTE WINE DINNER AT THE RESTAURANT “LA CLUSAZ”

Thursday May 14, Podere Forte Wine Dinner at the restaurant (1 Michelin star) "La Clusaz", in the small town of Gignod (Aosta), where the family kind Grange has skillfully combined local excellence and haute cuisine with our wines. Sommelier and restaurateurs of the best restaurants in the region...

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13-5-2015 PRODUCTION: BOTTLING 2013 VINTAGE

It is now bottling time, the last stage completing the winemaking process. A complex and crucial operation that deserves our utmost care. Wine is racked with the aid of gravity, as we have chosen not to use pumps to ensure our wine undergoes the least stress possible. The bottling machine works...

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2-5-2015 THE EXHIBITION OF FERNANDA TROZZI AT SPAZIO SE

The Exhibition of Artist Fernanda Trozzi opened at Spazio SE on May 2 and will last until June 19. The paintings are part of the collection named"Colors of Joy".

Spazio SE is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday and on holidays from 10.30 to 18.

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23-4-2015 GUIDE - ITALY’S FINEST WINES 2015

Read the review by Daniel Thomases on Podere Forte wines.

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21-4-2015 PODERE FORTE WINS HONG KONG

Over the past decade Hong Kong has gradually become the world capital (by value of auction values) of the trade and sale of all the most sought after wines worldwide, surpassing cities such as London and New York, the historical sites of major auctions attended by  wealthy collectors, operators and...

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16-4-2015 PODERE FORTE MAIN SPONSOR OF THE THIRD RUN TUSCANY ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Podere Forte is the main sponsor of the Third Run of the Tuscany Endurance Championship, to be held in Montalcino - SIENA, on  May 3rd . Read the full program and go to the Competition internet site.
 

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9-4-2015 THE FRENCH JOURNALIST MATHILDE AUVILLAIN VISITING PODERE FORTE

A tour around Podere Forte, last March, for the French journalist Mrs Mathilde Auvillain, led by the timely and passionate Sales & Marketing Director of Podere Forte, Giovanni Mazzoni. A stopover at Guardiavigna, for an explanation on our continuous  pursuit for quality in the production of wine...

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10-3-2015 OSTERIA PERILLA’, 2015 SPRING MENU

Osteria Perilla in Rocca d'Orcia, which opened the new 2015 season in March, introduces its new Menu by Chef Michele Ricci.
On the www.osteriaperilla.net  website, the new video of the Restaurant, with the participation of Pasquale Forte and of award-winning Chef Enrico Bartolini.
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23-2-2015 2015 PRUNING AT PODERE FORTE ACCOMPLISHED: THE FOUNDATION FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY

2015's pruning at Podere Forte is now over. Such process – which went on from late January to late February - may be deemed simple, yet you must never take anything for granted. Actually, it is an essential stage in the life of a vineyard; a moment in which the groundwork for the new year is laid -...

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23-2-2015 SENSITIVE CRYSTALLIZATION

We are what we eat. That is sure, yet it is not only true for the type, and quantity, of substances we take in, it also involves the unitary essence of the natural beings we feed on. We are complex and indivisible "beings" that feed on other equally complex "beings", which cannot just be analysed...

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23-2-2015 AGRONOMY BY THE BOURGUIGNONS, FOR PROPER SOIL MANAGEMENT

Appropriate soil managment according to precise agronomy rules may be essential for producing successful wine. Podere Forte is well aware of this, so, since 2004, it has been relying on Mr and Mrs Bourguignon - namely Claude and Lydia -, two of the world's most qualified wine agronomy engineers....

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23-2-2015 2013 WINE ASSEMBLAGE: PODERE FORTE STYLE

Assemblage: a key stage in achieving final quality at Podere Forte. This is how we do it. Wine is previously aged in wood for over a year, per single vineyard parcel and per vine, before assemblage tasting. Assessment is then entrusted to the tasting committee made up of Dottor Pasquale Forte,...

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19-2-2015 MR. RAIMONDO ROMANI

On 18th February we have met Mr.Raimondo Romani - CEO of Gelardini & Romani Wine Auction Ltd, renowned international auction house. We visited the vineyards and the cellar, then, thanks to the mild sun,  had a pleasant tasting outdoors, in the ancient village of Bagno Vignoni. We tasted the current...

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4-2-2015 PETRUCCI: MAGNIFICENT FROM BIRTH

100% Sangiovese, the Petrucci borrows the historic name of the Podere. An old vine close to a hundred year-old oak was revived as the symbolic mother of the grapes that produce this brilliant ruby red wine with an intense bouquet of cherry and raspberry and a mineral finish. The Petrucci is...

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30-1-2015 SOMMELIER TOSCANA

Toscana Sommelier, in its 27 issue, writes about Podere Forte and about an "outsider and winemaker", who believed in a dream. Read the article.

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22-1-2015 GIFT KITS AND PROMOTIONS

We will update you soon about news!

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20-1-2015 “TRE STELLE BLU” VERONELLI AWARDS

Were awarded Guardiavigna 2011 and Petrucci 2011 of the "Tre Stelle Blu". See the awards.

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20-1-2015 AWARDS “5 GRAPPOLI” BIBENDA

Our Guardiavigna 2011 and Petrucci 2011 were awarded with "5 Grappoli" Bibenda. See the prizes.

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19-1-2015 “ANNUARIO DEI MIGLIORI VINI ITALIANI” 2015

Also for this year Podere Forte was quoted in the pages of "Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani", the guide for the best Italian wines. Have a look to the page.

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19-1-2015 “VINI D’ITALIA” - GAMBERO ROSSO GUIDE 2015

Views the page of "Vini d'Italia" - Gambero Rosso 2015.

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19-1-2015 “I VINI DI VERONELLI 2015”

Views the page of "I Vini di Veronelli 2015 - Golden Guide".

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19-1-2015 “CANTINE D’ITALIA - GO WINE 2015”

Last December at Hotel Michelangelo, Milan, for the “Cantine d’Italia 2015”Guidebook – Go Wine Publisher. We were rewarded for having achieved “2 impronte” (namely “two footmarks). An award that is exclusively granted to Companies that attain top total marks in Website, Hospitality and Wine...

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19-1-2015 “GUIDA ESSENZIALE AI VINI D’ITALIA 2015”

Views the page of "Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2015".

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19-1-2015 “IL GOLOSARIO 2015”

Views the page of "Il Golosario 2015".

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19-1-2015 “I VINI D’ITALIA 2015”

Views the page of  "I Vini D'Italia 2015" - Guides of Espresso Magazine

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19-1-2015 “SLOW WINE 2015”

Views the page of "Slow Wine 2015".

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19-1-2015 “BIBENDA 2015”

Views the page of "Bibenda 2015".

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9-1-2015 PERILLA’ WEB SITE

From January Osteria Perilla has its web site, where you can also find images on the Val d'Orcia and news on the activities undertaken Rocca d'Orcia.
The restaurant will reopen in March and from the site and on the next newsletter you will find all the information related to the 2015 season.
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18-12-2014 PODERE FORTE WISHES AN EXCELLENT VINTAGE!

Merry Christmas from Podere Forte!

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17-12-2014 A GROWING PRESENCE THROUGHOUT ITALY AND EUROPE

Increasingly targeted, and quality, availability - Podere Forte keeps optimising product distribution with such goal, and, as slight increases in production are forecast, it will gradually enhance its presence worldwide. In 2014 we have tried to perfect the Italian distribution network, mainly made...

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17-12-2014 PODERE FORTE OLIVE OIL: 2014 ANNUS HORRIBILIS

"No Podere Forte extra virgin olive oil will be produced or sold this year." This statement is by Pasquale Forte, the founder of Podere Forte, the farm in the Val d’Orcia valley whose cornerstones are high production standards and full harmony with nature and the environment. So, it is no surprise...

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17-12-2014 THE BENEFITS OF UNDERCOVER SOWING

Undercover sowing is an old, yet still extremely innovative, system. Fields where leguminous or other plants were previously grown, are used for sowing new seeds that can thus benefit from the natural mulch resulting from the first sowing, and from good weed control. This method carries a number of...

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17-12-2014 CELLAR NEWS!

The new wooden vat structure, capacity 10 Q, for Company cru vinification, was installed over the last months. Arranged on two levels, to exploit the principle of mass movement by gravity, it features, on the upper one, small vats fitted with an internal temperature-control serpentine, and with the...

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17-12-2014 PODERE FORTE’S 2014 QUALITY “GRAPE HARVESTS”

Year 2014 was extremely wet, even for most of the summer months. Yet, luckily, it was sunny when the flowers blossomed – duly and homogenously - in all vineyards, as well as during the final ripening stages. Our winemakers' skill was essential throughout the whole vegetative development. Green...

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17-12-2014 BIBENDA 2015

Podere Forte participated in the Bibenda 2015 Cinque grappoli (Five bunches) prize-giving ceremony. Both Guardiavigna 2011 and Petrucci 2011 were among the winners.

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17-12-2014 PETRUCCI’S 10 MEMORABLE YEARS

Happy Birthday Petrucci!
Podere Forte's great wine was celebrated at star-awarded restaurant “Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia” in Milan, with a dinner featuring Podere Forte products, and a sampling session covering the ten vintages (2001-2010), the whole also attended by 25 journalists.

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17-12-2014 MERANO WINE FESTIVAL

Podere Forte played a lead role at Merano Wine Festival with Guardiavigna 2011 and Petrucci 2011. As now customary, the first day of the Merano Wine Festival was dedicated to organic&dynamic, that is a special selection of wine producers endorsing organic, biodynamic and natural viticulture.

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17-12-2014 PODERE FORTE APPROACHES NORWAY: IT IS “BELLA TOSCANA” TIME!

Two Oslo-based events to celebrate Podere Forte's landing in Norway. The venue will be Enoteca Svanen wine house (with importer Bella Toscana - namely “Beautiful Tuscany”), a historic 17th century pharmacy, converted into a wine shop and bar, which has retained all its fine period wood furniture,...

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17-12-2014 PODERE FORTE WINES IN HOLLAND AND BELGIUM

Important appointments in Holland and Belgium took place over the last weeks; promotional actions anticipating events to be held in the month of February. In Holland, Sales and Marketing Director Giovanni Mazzoni gave a training seminar, with a presentation and a guided sampling session of all our...

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15-12-2014 INTERNSHIP AT PERILLA’

It’s already quite a good time since we are cooperating with the I.I.S. "P.Artusi" of Chianciano Terme, a high school for future chefs and waiters. We periodically host their students for an intership and it’s always a pleasure.We will attend to their seminar and with pleasure we give the advice...

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15-12-2014 “THE GLADIATOR” REBORN AT PODERE FORTE

Andrea Cappelli meets Mr.Forte and from his interview we learn some new details on Podere Forte and their future plants.

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3-12-2014 “LA REPUBBLICA” DELLE IDEE

Last 30th November Pasquale Forte was among the speakers at "La Repubblica delle idee". The convention on ideas and innovation organized by the newspaper "La Repubblica"

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1-12-2014 TOSCANA RACCONTATA

Podere Forte, with Guardiavigna 2009 and Petruccino 2012, took part in the prize-giving ceremony for the first edition of 'Toscana Raccontata '(Narrating Tuscany), organised by toscanalibri.it, which took place in Siena (Palazzo Pubblico - Sala delle Lupe).

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24-11-2014 PODERE FORTE: OLIVE OIL 2014

This year, despite our best efforts, we couldn't produce an olive oil able to meet our standards and therefore we will not propose our oil to consumers.

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6-11-2014 PODERE FORTE - WINE SYMPOSIUM VILLA D’ESTE 2014

We are at the Wine Symposium in Villa d'Este (Cernobbio - Como) from 6 to 8 November with two of our three wines: Petrucci and Guardiavigna.
Experts, critics, collectors and representatives of national and European institutions come together to deal with current issues in the world of wine. "How...

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3-11-2014 MERANO WINE FESTIVAL 2014

Once again we will participate in the Merano Wine Festival and Bio&Dinamica events as producers.

Bio&Dinamica: we will be there Friday 7 November from 10am to 6pm
c/o Pavillon des Fleurs - Kurhas - Merano, more precisely at the Podere Forte stand, with Guardiavigna 2011 and Petrucci 2011.

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28-10-2014 VIDEO OF THE EVENT “LE SOSTE”

We are pleased to post the video on the event of the "LE SOSTE" hosted by Podere Forte on 29 September 2014.

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27-10-2014 PETRUCCI 2001 - 2010

Last 27 October, at Ristorante "Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia" restaurant, we celebrated the first 10 years of our Orcia DOC Petrucci, with a celebratory press conference attended by some among the leading Italian and international food & wine journalists. After the conference was followed a vertical...

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17-10-2014 “PODERE FORTE WINE DINNER”

"Podere Forte Wine Dinner" held last October 16 at the Michelin-star restaurant "Antica Corte Pallavicina" in Polesine Parmense. During the dinner, Massimo Spigaroli, the famous Chef, beautifully matched the peculiarities of his local haute cuisine with our three wines.
Three the labels...

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8-10-2014 PRESS RELEASE ON THE EVENT “LE SOSTE”

Rocco Lettieri from the pages of his web site gives a detailed reportage on the event at Podere Forte with the restaurants of the international association "LE SOSTE". See the article.

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8-10-2014 PODERE FORTE…HEROES OF THE LANDSCAPE

The Newspaper "Corriere della Sera" of Firenze, writes on the Pit of the Val d'Orcia and the journalist Mauro Bonciani interviews the Managers of Podere Forte to get their opinion.

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24-9-2014 “TUSCAN FOOD QUALITY CENTER” ASSOCIATION

Podere Forte has become a member of "Centro Internazionale per la valorizzazione dei prodotti agroalimentari e la qualità dell'alimentazione", that is the "Tuscan Food Quality Center". The association consists of 35 members: a comprehensive expression of Tuscany's scientific world (Universities...

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18-9-2014 “LE SOSTE” AT PODERE FORTE

On 29 September Podere Forte will be the location for a major event organised in collaboration with the "LE SOSTE" association, which brings together the top Italian Cuisine Restaurateurs. The schedule will open with the members visiting the wine cellar and the estate, to then attend a sampling...

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15-9-2014 GUARDIAVIGNA 2011 AND PETRUCCINO 2012

These two wines will be released and thus available for purchase, next October 1. Just for you, here are the two wines according to our Sales and Marketing Director Giovanni Mazzoni: "Guardiavigna wine is a blend encompassing our best terroirs. The mix combines the thick structure of Cabernet...

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12-9-2014 THE OLIVE HARVEST

We should start harvesting olives in late October. Yet, despite foreseeing a good harvest, our country manager likes to point out: "This if the climate continues protecting us against hailstone and torrential rain. Yes, because this year the olive trees have not suffered, water has been...

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11-9-2014 ROCCA D’ORCIA SUMMER FESTIVAL 2014

Art house films, art, food & wine and blues in Val d'Orcia's enchanting setting. Rocca d'Orcia starred in the Tuscan summer with the Summer Festival, the event sponsored by Podere Forte. A two-months schedule supported by the Pro Loco (the local tourist board) and the Municipality of Castiglione...

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10-9-2014 THE GRAPE HARVEST 2014

The grape harvest offically started off on Saturday 23 August, when Pinot Noir grapes were picked, and will continue throughout the month of October. The year's climatic evolution has been marked by mild temperature and rain, which have favoured proper and slow-paced vine vegetative growth, with...

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9-9-2014 THE PEACOCKS

Our peacocks' summer brood was absolutely outstanding. Seven new peacock chicks were born, and the pride male now spends his time strutting around the hut protecting his babies and their mum agaist predators. A necessary measure, as the wild foxes from the surrounding woods literally love eggs...

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7-9-2014 PODERE FORTE GOES SOCIAL: FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Podere Forte is now online with news, insight, trivia. You can already follow the company live with the official Facebook (Podere Forte) and Twitter (@podereforte) profiles. A way for keeping updated on what is on and what is new at Podere Forte and closely experience the beauty of one of...

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2-9-2014 PRE HARVEST WORKS

While the harvest of pinot noir is going on, merlot grapes are completing their ripening before starting their harvest around mid of September. In the vineyards bunches are being selected one by one for every type of grape, at the same time we are cutting leaves to improve lighting and ripening.

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1-9-2014 “CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT PERILLA’S”

Under the lead of starred Chef Enrico Bertolini, Manuel Mandiuc Ovidiu has made his entrance at Perillà's. Federico Sgorbini and Vilma Masha, whom we thank for having so skilfully delighted us with their mastery and cordiality, gave way, in September, to the new Chef, who will continue enhancing...

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22-8-2014 THE HARVEST IS STARTING

Tomorrow we are going to start harvest with the pinot noir grapes. In the last days we have been doing the pruning of grapes, to improve the quality and health. After a warm start summer, the high temperatures of the last two weeks have brought benefits to the grapes that are in good health and...

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23-7-2014 THE SUMMER MENU’ FOR OUR BUNNIES!

Here's the summer menù prepared by our campaign manager Luciano Guidotti for rabbits. Ms. Eto who takes care them with such affection and commitment, can not go wrong! And our bunnies are happy to eat every day different organic products coming from our garden! Enjoy your meal....... Read all

14-7-2014 DINNER AT RESTAURANT “IL GRILLO”

Brianza, month of July, considering the temperature, it seems more likely to be the end of summer. In the picture Mr. Forte is having dinner at the restaurant "Il Grillo" in Capiago Intimiano - Italy, owned by the family Sironi - Sibona. We go down in the cellar to have a look at wines, and we...

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30-6-2014 OUR VINES: MARKS OF PASQUALE FORTE

"Three great wines, each one with it's own identity is the expression of our territory, naturally devoted to the production of important grapes. Every year it's a different story, I recognize them, one by one, almost like a father distinguishes his children. However there is something which is...

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30-6-2014 ROCCA D’ORCIA SUMMER FESTIVAL

This Year at Rocca D’Orcia, Podere Forte has sponsored the Rocca d’Orcia Summer Festival. Concerts, Shows, Cinema, a lot of free events offered  by Podere Forte to tourists and resident.
Download the poster. Below some photos of the musical performances.

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30-6-2014 “L’ORCIOLO D’ORO” 2014

"L'Orciolo d'Oro" was the first national competition of extra virgin olive oil organized in Italy, in recent editions has been joined by an international competition for olive oils and organic oils, and the EVO Oil DOP Terre di Siena product to Podere Forte has received the "Honorable Mention" as...

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30-6-2014 PETRUCCI 2010

Petrucci, pure San Giovese 100% represents the highets expression of Podere Forte ORCIA DOC. The vintage 2010 has been released at March 2014. It's a vintage exceptionally favourable, characterized by a season of stable climate: a harsh winter, a fresh springtime with good rains, a hot summer...

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27-6-2014 “EMOTIONS” BY ALDO PARMIGIANI AT THE SPAZIO SE

From June 28th until the end of September SPAZIO SE, meeting and exhibition's space in Rocca d'Orcia, will host the exhibition of paintings entitled "Emotions" by the artist Aldo Parmigiani.


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27-6-2014 VAL D’ORCIA: FROM 10 YEARS WORLD HERITAGE SITE

Ten years ago Val d'Orcia has been recognized as "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO. It was July the 2nd 2004, the exact date of the celebration and the affixing of the "motivations" on travertine slabs, placed in plain sight in the town halls of Castiglione d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orcia, Montalcino,...

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25-6-2014 INCONTRI IN TERRA DI SIENA

Incontri in Terra di Siena, an association founded in 1989 in memory of Antonio and Iris Origo, are now recognized, in their 25th anniversary, as one of the best and most refined Tuscan festivals. On July 18th, the village of Rocca d'Orcia will host one of the "Meeting" with the concert of "I...

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22-6-2014 DINNER AT “IL GARIBALDI”

In the pictures our Sales & Marketing Director - Giovanni Mazzoni, at the restaurant "Il Garibaldi" in Cantù - Italy, together with Mr.Marco Negri, the owner and great lover of Podere Forte's products. "Il Garibaldi" restaurant, thanks to the work of Mrs.Ada in the kitcken, is a point of...

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18-6-2014 SILVER MEDAL 2014 TO PODERE FORTE’S EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP Terre of Siena product by Podere Forte won the Silver Medal at the 19th edition of BIOL 2014.

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