After three years of research and many property viewings, the couple became enchanted with this magical place, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia. The terra rossa (red soil) at Fabbrica makes the perfect home to olive groves and vineyards, there is also a traditional Tuscan casale, surrounded by 24 hectares of vineyards. It was love at first sight for the Bertherats.
The landscape at Fabbrica is arid, wild and totally unpolluted. Nature rules in this region.
Pastures and crops extend as far as the eye can see until they peter out at Siena, you see a different side of Tuscany from the foot of a volcano.
Neither mountains nor sea are far away, but in the almost lunar landscape of the Val d’Orcia, South East of Siena, the Northern Tuscany is known for its greener, hilly landscape, covered with forests and vineyards. As you head south the landscape opens up completely and you have longer, more ethereal views, adorned with cornfields, olive groves and chiseled cypresses.
Although the area is mostly used to cultivate other crops, the beautiful vineyards that surround Fabbrica are a testament to its history. Vines are very much at home in these soils. A sign?
At Fabbrica, all the elements combined to convince the new owners to reconnect with the winemaking past, which seems inextricably linked to this place. Philippe and Tonie have shared their project from the beginning with the visionary and renowned winemaker Maurizio Saettini.
The journey began on 12 December 2012 with the idea of developing an original wine that walks off the beaten tracks.
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