2019/20 Harvest Collection - Limited Supply

Fattoria Bini

Fattoria Bini is located in the Chianti area, a few miles from Florence in the heart of Tuscany, a natural and historic environment. It has been passed from generation to generation, and today it is led by Elena and Francesca Bini Moriani, who continue, year after year, in their meticulous work of restoration and modernization. The historical site of the farm, today family residence, is the Villa Terraio, a five hundred years old villa, with a beautiful Italian style garden. The villa, located in the Florentine hills, is surrounded by the vineyards and olive groves of the Fattoria Bini and accompanied by Borgo San Giusto, hospitality venue also ideal for meetings, shows, and private receptions. The Villa Terraio is surrounded by a beautiful forest, consisting mainly of tall oak trees, where you can often see rare birds of prey flying undisturbed. In the mid-nineties, the Bini Family started a significant reforestation intervention. Since then, more than 15,000 trees (including walnuts, oaks, ash trees and cypresses) have been planted over 50 hectares, allowing the regeneration of the original rural environment. Today it is possible to see deer wandering in the woods. The origins and history of the Fattoria Bini are connected to the history of the Grand Dukedom of Tuscany. In the historical period from Pietro Leopoldo to Leopoldo II of Lorraine, 1765-1790, the Bini Family, originally from Livorno, began to focus on agriculture. Mariano, a wine merchant, moved to Empoli in 1789 to buy a small farm and adopt the latest cultivation techniques from Cosimo Ridolfi. The purchase of the Villa Terraio and surrounding farms date back to 1880. The Villa was the residence of the historic Florentine family De’Cerchi in the early sixteenth century.

OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION

  • Altitude:

    100-200m above sea level
  • Hectares:

    25 Total
  • Olive Trees:

    7,500
  • Cultivars:

    Frantoio (60%), Moraiolo (30%) Leccino and Pendolino (10%)
  • Production:

    5,000 lt Total
  • Website:

    www.fattoriabini.it
  • Telephone:

    +39 (0571) 74285
  • E-mail:

    info@fattoriabini.it
  • Languages:

    English

OTHER PRODUCTS

  • Wine
  • Vin Santo

OTHER SERVICES

  • Restaurant
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Visits

Fattoria Poggio Di Fiesole

The Fattoria Poggio di Fiesole’s estate, run by the Scaravelli Family, extends over more than 20 hectares in the hill country surrounding Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. More than 3,300 olive trees are spread over almost 15 hectares, exclusively dedicated to olive growing production, which for over 40 years have been organically farmed. Proper ventilation, medium elevation, moderate sun exposure and fertile soil are the main elements contributing to the creation of extra-virgin olive oil with a unique character, of absolute authenticity, and with the highest nutritional value. This specific microclimate and environment, while on the one hand limit productivity, on the other hand, favors organic farming. The Scaravelli Family were early believers in reconciling innovation and local traditions to produce a healthier and better EVOO. The organic extra virgin olive oil from Fattoria Poggio di Fiesole is suitable for any diet, person, and age. All olives are picked by hand when their ripeness is optimal and are pressed within 24 hours.

OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION

  • Altitude:

    350-450m above sea level
  • Hectares:

    13 Total
  • Olive Trees:

    3,300 Total
  • Cultivars: :

    Moraiolo (45%), Frantoio (35%), Leccino (10%), Rossellino (10%)
  • Production:

    5,000 lt Total
  • Website:

    www.poggiodifiesole.com
  • Telephone:

    +39 (347) 4069429
  • E-mail:

    info@poggiodifiesole.com
  • Languages:

    English, French, and Spanish

OTHER PRODUCTS

  • None

OTHER SERVICES

  • Apartment Rentals
  • Tasting Events
  • Visits

Pruneti

Located in Greve in Chianti, on enchanting hills nearby Florence, in the Chianti Classico area, the Pruneti family, has been taking care of olive groves for over 160 years, 365 days a year. Brothers Gionni and Paolo Pruneti represent the latest generation of this century-old tradition. Each fruit of the Pruneti estate tells a unique Italian story that can only happen in Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, a place like no other. A land that gives voice to the sacrifices and passion of those who cultivate it every day. The Pruneti brothers, inspired by the Chianti Classico terroir, create each year a range of excellent and healthy extra virgin olive oils, made with patience and passion. The Pruneti combine the teaching of their grandparents with continuous research and cutting-edge technology so that their olives can transfer all their generous heart and character to extra virgin olive oil rich in nuances.

The latest creation of Gionni and Paolo is the "Salone dell'Olio" (Tasting Room) in Greve in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany. This is the essence of the Pruneti extra-ordinary experience, where Pruneti extra virgin olive oil is the main actor - one of the world's most award-winning olive oil, and the perfect synthesis of passion, beauty, and harmony of Chianti Classico. Here is where the sensory journey begins; the flavor articulates every single moment, revealing itself in an array of nutritional properties, ensuring the perfect match with the simple, traditional food as well as even the most elaborate creations by international chefs. Pruneti's tasting room is a special place that embraces both ancient knowledge and contemporary intuition. Gionni and Paolo Pruneti dedicate this space to all extra virgin olive oil enthusiasts and globetrotters, looking for exclusive, authentic, and a once in a lifetime experience.

OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION

  • Altitude:

    200-300m above sea level
  • Hectares:

    100 Total
  • Olive Trees:

    26,000 Total
  • Cultivars:

    Leccino (30%), Moraiolo (30%), Frantoio (30%), Pendolino/Others (10%)
  • Production:

    30,000 lt Total
  • Website:

    www.pruneti.it
  • Telephone:

    +39 055 855 5091
  • E-mail:

    frantoio@pruneti.it
  • Languages:

    English

OTHER PRODUCTS

  • Iris
  • Saffron
  • Wine

OTHER SERVICES

  • Olive Oil Courses
  • Tasting Events
  • Guided Tours
  • Visits

La Ranocchiaia

La Ranocchiaia is a dream come true for Gian Luca and Judyta. Driven by an intense love for the countryside, many years ago, they left their city jobs to dedicate themselves to the vineyards and olive groves they wanted so much. The farm is certified organic and situated on the Chianti Classico hills nearby San Casciano in Val di Pesa and is comprised of over 35 acres and more than 5,000 olive trees. The dominant cultivars (the type of olives) are typical (and rare) Tuscan varieties: Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino, Frantoio, Correggiolo, and Leccio del Corno. All olive orchards are relatively old, cultivated with traditional methods, with no artificial irrigation, on relatively steep inclines. That means that farming is harder, but it also means that the resulting olive oil is higher in quality olive oil thanks to the unique local microclimate.

All olives are picked early with traditional methods, temporarily stored in small open cases, and milled within hours, to best maintain their freshness. All olives are processed in the certified organic latest technology estate mill run by master millers Gian Luca and Judyta. Experience, knowledge, and passion enable Judyta and Gian Luca to produce some of the best and most awarded olive oil in the world, with unique nutraceutical properties. The olive oil extraction process does not include added water (aka "two phases" extraction) and relies on water naturally present in the olives to facilitate the production of olive oil. This process results in extra virgin olive oil with lower oxidation and higher polyphenols content, but also in lower yield. The olive oil mill is one of the most technologically advanced available today, a Mori-TEM (Toscana Enologica Mori) designed for high-quality small-batch production. Once extracted, the olive oil is immediately filtered to remove impurities and preserve all freshness and stored in stainless steel containers under inert gas to minimize oxidation. Gian Luca and Judyta sacrifice quantity (yield) to preserve freshness and antioxidants to produce a nutraceutical extra virgin olive oil. La Ranocchiaia Estate and Mill are certified organic.

OLIVE OIL PRODUCTION

  • Altitude:

    200-300m above sea level
  • Hectares:

    20 Total
  • Olive Trees:

    7,000 Total
  • Cultivars:

    Frantoio (20%), Leccino (20%), Pendolino (15%), Moraiolo (15%), Correggiolo (10%), Leccio del Corno (10%), Rossellino (10%)
  • Production:

    11,400 lt Total
  • Website:

    www.laranocchiaia.it
  • Telephone:

    +39 055 269 5796
  • E-mail:

    info@laranocchiaia.it
  • Languages:

    English

OTHER PRODUCTS

  • Wine
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil Based Beauty Products

OTHER SERVICES

  • Agriturismo / Bed & Breakfast
  • Olive Oil Courses
  • Tasting Events
  • Guided Tours
  • Visits