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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25-9-2014 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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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 PETRUCCI 2001 - 2010

Next 27 October, at Ristorante "Il luogo di Aimo e Nadia" restaurant, we will celebrate the first 10 years of our Orcia DOC Petrucci, with a celebratory press conference to be attended by some among the leading Italian and international food & wine journalists. The conference will be followed by...

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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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13-6-2014 THE ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC AT PODERE FORTE

It 's the title of the article written by Gianpaolo Gallons on the magazine Diwine Award Land Rover , and describes how the organic and biodynamic find their greatest application in Podere Forte. Read the article.

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13-6-2014 PODERE FORTE GOES TO HOLLAND

Podere Forte arrives in the Netherlands with the new importer Vinites BV. In the picture to the left Mr.Eddy De Boer - owner, to the right Mr.Henrico Van Lämmeren - CEO, in the center Giovanni Mazzoni - Sales and Marketing Director of Podere Forte. During the visit, which established our...

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8-6-2014 TUSCANY IN THE CITY - NY

On April in New York at the famous restaurant "Del Posto" Podere Forte has participated as one of the Top Wine Tuscan Producers at the great event "Tuscany in the City-NY" organized by "Vinousmedia" by Antonio Galloni. .
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2-6-2014 THE OUTDOOR GARDEN

With the arrival of the summer, Osteria Perillà has opened it's veranda, where have lunch or dinner, surrounded by the artistic and cultural beauty of the hamlet of Rocca d'Orcia.    
The restaurant is closed all day on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch.

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11-5-2014 VIDEO ABOUT PODERE FORTE

Lat May 8th at GEO & GEO, the Italian TV program on nature and environment of RAI channel 3, showed a wonderful documentary on Val d'Orcia, filmed partly among the vineyards and in the winery of Podere Forte. Marco Maggioni, the author of this documentary has been able to capture the truest...

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5-5-2014 SYMBOLS

"Symbols, the prestigious journal of the Deutsche Bank speaks of Rocca d'Orcia, and among the delicacies, cites the wine bar Perinquà and the tavern Perilla".

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9-4-2014 Podere Forte Microcosm

The magazine OINOS of the month of April published an article dedicated to Podere Forte, a 360 ° ride of the activities and life in Tuscany of Pasquale Forte. Read the article.

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24-3-2014 HOW AND WHERE THE EASTER BUNNY AND EASTER EGG TRADITION WAS BORN

The symbol of the Easter Bunny has its origin in the myths of Western Europe, in fact, the English word Easter derives from an ancient Nordic divity Eostre, Venus of the peoples of the north. According to the celtic ritual, this goddess was linked to the fertility of the fields and the arrival of...

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19-3-2014 VINITALY 2014

From 6 to 9 April, the appointment is in Verona, to Vinitaly, International Wine and Spirits Meeting. Podere Forte invites you to participate to the tasting of his wines: Petrucci 2010, Guardiavigna 2010 and Petruccino 2011! Download our flyer.

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17-3-2014 SUMMA14 - MAGRE', SOUTH TYROL

Summa is an annual event for the winemakers of excellence from around the world that gather here to present their wines. The event will be held in the historic setting of Casòn Hirschprunn, a Renaissance palace of the seventeenth century. Podere Forte will be present with Petrucci 2010,...

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17-3-2014 MORANDELL CLASSIC EVENT 2014

Last March 31st, Podere Forte, along with some of Italian Top Wine producers and International, was present at "Morandell Classic Event Graz 2014". A day of wine tasting at the Auditorium of the "Alte Universitat Graz", participating with Guardiavigna 2009, and Petruccino 2011. Link at the...

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13-3-2014 SPRING AT PERILLA'

In March, the Osteria Perillà reopened for the season with important changes. The space has been expanded to accommodate a greater number of customers. The sober and elegant environment is as welcoming as always with a warm and familiar atmosphere. For the occasion, the chefs have prepared a new...

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4-3-2014 CLUB ROCCA 4 X 4

Podere Forte will host the "Second National Meeting of the Val d'Orcia." Organized by the Club Rocca 4 x 4, on the morning of the 9th of March, about 50 crews will start from the square in front of Podere Forte to visit (exclusively through off-road) the wonderful landscape of the Val d'Orcia...

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26-2-2014 THE REGION OF TUSCANY WILL GO "TO SCHOOL" AT THE PODERE FORTE

"If the entire Tuscan territory was treated like the farm that I visited yesterday in Val d'Orcia that follows the methodologies of biodynamic agriculture, we all could be much more serene when it rains". This is how Enrico Rossi, the President of the Region Tuscany, opened his speech about...

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18-2-2014 THE LAND OF OLIVE OIL 2014

The guide "The land of Olive Oil," a journey through 121 companies, including Podere Forte, to get to know extra virgin olive oils selected by the Master of Olive Oil Fausto Borella.

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14-2-2014 UN LUNDI SOIR AU BRISTOL

Last 10 February, in the beautiful surroundings of the Bristol Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Podere Forte has presented its wines to the members of the "Bristol Club Grand Cru" during a gala dinner designed for the event.
The Bristol Club Grand Cru, founded by Mr.Francois Mauss, Fondateur-Président du...

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12-2-2014 THE GUIDE "HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS OF ITALY 2014"

The guide "Hotels and Restaurants of Italy 2014" has written an amazing article on the Perillà.

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11-2-2014 THE OIL OF PODERE FORTE ATTENDS TO EXTRA LUCCA 2014

Last 15th and 16th of February 2014 some Italian oil producers, including Podere Forte, have presented their organic oils to EXTRA LUCCA 2014, a manifestation all dedicated to the Extra Virgin Olive Oil .

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9-2-2014 BACCUS MAGAZINE

Baccus, Italian food and wine magazine, publishes recipes and photos of the dishes of Perilla, masterfully prepared by our chefs. Go to the recipes and photos: Patè of livers capon, Beans to seawater, Thigh of capon and Cheese Cake.

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7-2-2014 ECO-FRIENDLY AWARD 2014

The guide "Great Italian Wines 2014" with the contribute of Verallia, awarded to Podere Forte the ECO-FRIENDLY award.

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4-2-2014 PERILLA' ON THE GUIDE "GAMBERO ROSSO 2014"

Has a nearly homemade taste the great review from the Italian restaurants guide "GAMBERO ROSSO 2014" about our Perillà!

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3-2-2014 PERILLA' ON THE MAGAZINE "DOVE"

The monthly travel magazine "DOVE", for the month of February, publishes an article about the Val d'Orcia mentioning the Tavern Perillà, the Wineshop Perinquà and the Emporium Riamà.

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31-1-2014 BIOMIEL: SILVER MEDAL

At the BIOLMIEL 2013 conference, held last December Taranto, Puglia, The Podere Forte Wildflower Honey won the Silver Medal.
The Award and the score .

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20-1-2014 PODERE FORTE ON THE GUIDE "GOWINE"

Podere Forte and it's wines on the Italian's wineries guide "GoWine 2014".

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20-1-2014 ITALIAN GREAT WINES 2014

Great review for our Petrucci 2010 on the guide "Italian Great Wines 2014".

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20-1-2014 BEST ITALIAN WINES YEARBOOK 2014

Petrucci 2010 and Petruccino 2011 are described as "Great Wines" by the Best Italian Wines Yearbook 2014, that it also rewards the Guardiavigna 2010 as the Best One!

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20-1-2014 PODERE FORTE ON BIBENDA 2014

The Restaurant and Wine's Guide Bibenda 2014 talks about Podere Forte and The Perillà.  

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20-1-2014 GOLOSARIO 2014

We are on the Golosario, that with 2014 has reached his 15th edition. Best-seller of more 1000 pages, you can find in it the most on the Italian taste with its territories, products, the protagonists and their stories.



 

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17-1-2014 A NEW LABEL !

"We have just released the new vintages of our wines and there is an important innovation: the Guardiavigna 2010 has a new label! After the color label in 2009, we decided to go back to a classic version".

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16-1-2014 PODERE FORTE IN FRANCE FOR THE BIODYNAMIC CONFERENCE

Podere Forte attended an important conference on the application of biodynamics to the cultivation of vines held at Chateauneuf du Pape, France, last 19th & 20th which was also attended by the largest French producers of biodynamic wine. Our laboratory director Dr. Sara Parricchi, our enologist...

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13-1-2014 DIWINE AWARD 2013 TO OUR PETRUCCINO !

DiWine Award, the competition that Land Rover Italy dedicated to the world of wine, was won, for the year 2013, by our Petruccino Orcia Rosso Riserva 2010. A jury of journalists from the world of wine has awarded it as the best among six other Italian wines.

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9-1-2014 OINOS INTERVIEW PASQUALE FORTE

The most important food and wine magazine interview Mr. Pasquale Forte on " The Impossible Harvest ".

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7-1-2014 "CZAS WINA" MAGAZINE

"Czas Wina" the biggest wine magazine in Poland wrote about our Petrucci!

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30-12-2013 WWW.PERLAVALDORCIA.COM

On the web site perlavaldorcia.com is published the interview that OINOS, an Italian food and wine magazine, has done to Mr.Pasquale Forte on " The Impossible Harvest".

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22-12-2013 OUR PRODUCTS

We have just released our new wine vintages. Guardiavigna 2010, Petrucci 2010 and Petruccino 2011 which will soon be on sale. Even the new oil is about to reach the shop and this year we have a novelty. An unexpected autumn honey extraction that has enables us to prepare more pots of mixed...

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20-12-2013 HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

The Rocca d'Orcia Village and Podere Forte wish you a Merry Christmas!
For the Christmas holidays our town is draped with lights and colours.The expectation becomes a moment to share and gifts are a way of showing how we care for those we hold dear. For you we have prepared a “selection" of...

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18-12-2013 MAROCCHALLENGE AND PODERE FORTE FOR AFRICA

MarocChallenge, spectacular event organised by the Rocca d’Orcia Association, the Rocca 4 x 4, which we are proud to sponsor. We quote directly from what we have received from the Association President Dott. Antonio Moschetto who took part in the expedition: "the pride of these people, so...

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17-12-2013 TASTING IN NEW YORK - "AI FIORI" AND "DEL POSTO"

The Petrucci and the Guardavigna wines were included in a tasting with major international wines and lesser known vintages.
The city welcoming us this time is New York.
Two excellent lunches in two of the most renowned and famous locations, home to the New York jet-set, the "Ai Fiori" and the "...

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10-12-2013 PODERE FORTE AT GOURMARTE

From 7 to 9 December the Bergamo Gourmarte took place, an event that involves the best Italian chefs. Visitors can experience the ultimate dishes of Italian cuisine in the large restaurant hall set up in the Expo area and at the same time visit the stands of the companies displayed in the...

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10-12-2013 PODERE FORTE AT GOLOSARIA

During the course of the event that took place from 16 to 18 November in Milan at the Super Studio Più in Via Tortona 27, Podere Forte has once again decided to award a prize to the FARMING TRADITION category which this year saw among the contenders:
• Marzio Nocchi e Silvio Spinelli - Progetto...

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10-12-2013 GRAND CRU 2013 - TORONTO

On Saturday November 3 last the wines of Podere Forte were presented to a wide audience on the other side of the ocean in Ontario - Canada. at the Grand Cru 2013. This food and wine event, organised by our importer Halpern's Wine, saw the participation of sector dealers who were given the...

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9-12-2013 THE GRAND TASTING 2013 - PARIS

Born out of an idea by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve the GRAND TASTING 2013 was held on 6 and 7 December for the eighth year running in Paris,in the splendid surroundings of the Carrousel du Louvre. Even Podere Forte this year represented Italy's Wine producing world along with other...

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8-12-2013 BIOMIEL2013 AWARD TO OUR WILDFLOWER HONEY!

The last 7 December was held in Taranto, Puglia, the conference BIOMIEL 2013. Podere Forte has awared the Silver Medal High Quality for it's Wildflower honey.

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30-11-2013 DIWINE AWARD 2013 TO THE PETRUCCINO!

DiWine Award, the competition that Land Rover Italy dedicated to the world of wine, was won, for the year 2013, by our Petruccino Orcia Rosso Riserva 2010. A jury of journalists from the world of wine has awarded it as the best among six other Italian wines.

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30-11-2013 OINOS: INTERVIEW MR.PASQUALE FORTE

The most important food and wine magazine interview Mr. Pasquale Forte on " The Impossible Harvest ".

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4-11-2013 A WINE A DAY....

Gigi Brozzoni, director of the “Permanent Seminar Veronelli”, dedicates the home page of his web magazine to  “ Ing. Pasquale Forte”, but also to his wine Guardiavigna.
Read the heading of today "A WINE A DAY...."

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22-10-2013 PODERE FORTE, "ITALY'S FINEST WINES"

Podere Forte is on "Italy's Finest Wines", a route that presents some of the greatest Italian wines selected by Daniel Thomases.

PODERE_FORTE.pdf
 

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20-10-2013 HONORARY DEGREE IN ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TO PASQUALE FORTE

The last 30 October Pasquale Forte received from the Polytechnic of Milano the  Honorary Degree in Electronic Engineering.
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17-10-2013 THE NURSERY SCHOOL OF ABBADIA SAN SALVATORE VISITS THE PODERE

Last 11 October, the nursery school of Abbadia San Salvatore has organized an educational visit to the Podere for its children, from 3 to 5 years old.
We are always very happy to host children at the Podere, their amazement often leaves us with no words, and we love to show  children a world...

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16-10-2013 PODERE FORTE AT COOKING FOR ART - ROME

Cooking For Art 26-27-28 October in Roma – Officine Farneto

CookingforArt.pdf  CookingforArt_programma.pdf
 

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15-10-2013 THREE STARS: THE WINE GUIDE "GUIDA ORO I VINI DI VERONELLI 2014"

 

The Wine Guide "Guida Oro I Vini di Veronelli 2014" has awarded THREE STARS to our wines PETRUCCI 2010 and GUARDIAVIGNA 2010 !

The awards : Guardiavigna 2010 - Petrucci 2010

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15-10-2013 THE GUIDE L'ESPRESSO - WINES 2014

Guardiavigna IGT Toscana 2010 has been selected among th Wines of Excellence in the 2014 edition of L’Espresso,the wine guide proposed by Ernesto Gentili and Fabio Rizzari.
 

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7-10-2013 AGRICULTURA.IT

The magazine on line “agricultura.it” of news, information, rules, curiosity and food writes about Podere Forte.
Info: redazione@agricultura.it
Director: Lorenzo Benocci

http://www.agricultura.it/articolo.php?ID=6294

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3-10-2013 GIFT KIT 2013/2014

The new Kits for 2013/2014 containing Podere products and much more are already ready. We have selected a series of top quality products for you, little delights from local suppliers of culinary delicacies, some of whom will be unfamiliar to the majority. For more information call the shops...

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2-10-2013 WORLD WINE SYMPOSYUM AT VILLA D'ESTE – COMO

From 7 to 10 November 2013m the World Wine Symposium 2013
The Gotha of the world of wines is going to meet at Villa d’Este. We will also participate with our three wines and maybe we will also propose an exclusive tasting en primeur. World_wine_Symposium.pdf
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2-10-2013 MERANO WINE FESTIVAL 2013

Also this year we are going to take part to the Merano Wine Festival. We will be at Bio&Dinamica the 8th from 10 am to 6 pm with our three wines: Petrucci Orcia Doc 2019, Guardiavigna Igt 2010 and Petruccino Orcia Doc 2011.From the 9th to the 11th at Merano Wine Festival with Guardiavigna Igt...

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1-10-2013 PETRUCCI AWARDED "5 GRAPPOLI 2014" !

Bibenda, the guide of the Italian Association of Sommelier, has just released their 2014 edition, in which our Petrucci Orcia Doc 2010 has achieved the 5 grapes. Thursday November 14th at the Hotel Rome Cavalieri, there will be the awarding event, with the tasting of all the 5 grapes winners.
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1-10-2013 VINOPTIKUM

October 11, Vienna, an important wine event, in which the wine lovers of the world meet in the charming location of the Mariott Hotel. We will be there with our distributor Morandell.

Vinoptikum.pdf
 

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30-9-2013 LUNCH AT THE PERILLA'

Oinos, the italian magazine on food  and wine culture,  has come for lunch at PERILLA’ with the journalist Andrea Cappelli and the photographer Bruno Bruchi. The result is a delicious article!

Read the article Perillà.pdf
 

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30-9-2013 NEW MENU' AT THE PERILLA'

The New Menu from September 21st .Federico Sgorbini and Wilma Masha have prepared for you the new Autumn Menu that is made of all the most beautiful product that nature offers in the season.

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30-9-2013 OLIVE STRIPPING

This is the term used to describe the hand picking of olives directly from the plant. This method perfectly preserves the fruit in its entirety, keeping it fresh for longer.
To strip the olives we use various types of ladders of various lengths that enable the workers to reach the highest parts...

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30-9-2013 THE 2013 HARVEST

Like all things of beauty it demands patience... and we patiently wait for and monitor the evolution of our vineyards. We have had to wait for over two weeks more than in recent seasons. The remarkable weather we have been subject to with rainfall levels above the annual average and the very cold...

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30-9-2013 SELECTION SCHWANDER - SWISS

Selection Schwander, our Swiss Distributor and famous “opinion leader” in the world of wine,
Includes our Petruccino Orcia Doc 2011 in his proposal  “Selection Italien” for his friends customers and collectors.

Selection_Schwander.pdf
 

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30-9-2013 THE GRAPE FESTIVAL

The Rocca d’Orcia summer was lit up with numerous events, markets, concerts and activities for children. Saturday 7 September saw the final antiques market of 2013, which this time was combined with the first grape festival, a day packed with market stalls, music, food and the extraordinary...

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29-9-2013 TWO BABIES!

Emma, the daughter of Michele Guidotti who works in the vineyard with his father Luciano, and Sara Favati, was born on August 19th.
Gaia, the daughter of Cristian Cattaneo, oenologist and Sara Minali was born on August 29th.
Mothers and babies are very well, and we wish them all the most...

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29-9-2013 THE QUALITY NEVER STOPS

At the Podere the quest for quality knows no end! Our olive groves and vineyards are monitored from the soil to the fruit. The experience of our farmer Luciano is fundamental, as is the consultancy of the Bourguignon's. Experience and experimentation are our watchwords, as underlined by our...

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19-9-2013 THE LAST HONEY OF 2013

The last honey of the year is the most delicious; a honey that was extracted in great fret because we knew that there would be no more until next spring!
This year the final extraction was not particularly copious, the season began late, it seemed as if nature wanted to slumber a little longer,...

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18-9-2013 CARLO CAPPELLETTI ABOUT US

Carlo Cappelletti writes about Podere forte on the webreview Passione Gourmet. Read the Article

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3-9-2013 Antonio Galloni tastes Podere Forte: a great success!

Antonio Galloni has recently visited Podere Forte and tasted our wines. The scores received by our wines and his comments on the Estate are great! and we will of course continue to strive for improvement.  See the notes and the scores published on his web review Vinous Media. Vinousmedia

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23-8-2013 Agnieszka Barbara Futa about us

Agnieszka Barbara Futa Master Sommelier & Wine Consultant writes on her blog about her visit at Podere Forte. http://artvinoitalia.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/ferragosto-in-val-dorcia/

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20-8-2013 Luigi Cremona about us

Luigi Cremona at Podere Forte writes his notes on Witaly we magazine. Read the article

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13-8-2013 International Conference

Last August 21st, the San Simeone Church in Rocca d’Orcia has hosted the meeting : Val d’Orcia , the Territory and its Anthropology. The event has seen the deployment of the studyings carried by the Hosei University Research Laboratory of Tokyio. Among spokesmen, Mr. Pasqule Forte has given a...

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9-8-2013 SERENELLA OPRANDI - I TANGO

" i Tango"  - Serenella Oprandi' s exhibition of 12 paintings 67 x 51 inch, will be at Spazio SE  from August 4th to 30th. A cocktail party for the opening  is set for Saturday August 10th at 18:30. 
In addition, to celebrate Tango dance, during the month of August SPAZIO SE has organized  two...

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