HISTORY AND COMPANY
Borgaruccio is an organic and biodynamic farm, situated on the Tuscan hills, which offers hospitality and produces biodynamic wine and extra-vergin olive oil. Borgaruccio farm is located just one kilometre from the medieval town of Peccioli (Valdera-Tuscany-Italy), on the panoramic road leading to Fabbrica passing through hills frescoed by vineyards and olive groves. Podere Borgaruccio is a farm of 12 hectares that has come to new life thanks to the skilful and hard work of restructuring and redevelopment that Claudia and Stefano, the current owners, have been able to undertake. Borgaruccio is an Winery producing biodynamic wine, extra-vergin olive oil, grappa and jams. Borgaruccio is also a farm where guests can find a viable alternative to the classic mass paths, a relaxing time away from the hectic everyday life. The farm is a short distance from the main Tuscan art cities such as Florence, Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano, or spas as Casciana Terme or luxury golf courses like Castelfalfi. Furthermore it is only 30 km from Pisa international airport. A wine can be done in many ways, and anyone makes it according to his conscience. I make this wine simply, with my grape vines, cultivated according to the biodynamic method and transformed according to the natural vinification process. This wine is an expression of my land. This wine is vineyard! Stefano Gonnelli I want to say it clearly: I don't know anything about winemaking and winegrowing. I approached the world of wine with the eyes and the naivety of a child, and I became winegrower looking for myself. If I think back to my beginnings at Podere Borgaruccio, among the many phrases that I've heard, one of those that impressed me the most was: "you must be proud to have produced this 'wine just from the vines' of such a quality". I did not immediately understand the meaning if such a phrase but then I realized that: there are wines 'also' made from the vines but mainly created in the winery with the desired characteristics. What you need is a good wine-maker and a good dose of chemical engineering. But I had – and still have - a poetic and idealized vision of winemaking and I bought this land and these 50 years old vines to keep making the wine with the grapes of this vineyard.