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OUR ESTATE

We are natives of San Gimignano and have always lived in this cradle of art and nature.

Our love of the fruits of the earth has been handed down over the generations in our family, and it was our grandfather Luano who expanded the family farm, planting vineyards and olive groves. Our dream is to continue living and working in this beautiful place, offering you the products of our land and our refined hospitality, available in a number of forms in our agriturismo, for a holiday immersed in our concept of “good living”.

OUR ESTATE

We are natives of San Gimignano and have always lived in this cradle of art and nature.

Our love of the fruits of the earth has been handed down over the generations in our family, and it was our grandfather Luano who expanded the family farm, planting vineyards and olive groves. Our dream is to continue living and working in this beautiful place, offering you the products of our land and our refined hospitality, available in a number of forms in our agriturismo, for a holiday immersed in our concept of “good living”.

The winery

The winery in its present form was built in 2003, and has been expanded and modified since then to respond to the needs of the business. It is a modern winery employing all the latest oenological technologies for top quality production, and is constantly being upgraded. Our beautiful barrel cellar contains more than 100 barriques, 10 tonneaux and 5 big barrels, visible to our visitors adjacent to the winery shop.

The winery

The winery in its present form was built in 2003, and has been expanded and modified since then to respond to the needs of the business. It is a modern winery employing all the latest oenological technologies for top quality production, and is constantly being upgraded. Our beautiful barrel cellar contains more than 100 barriques, 10 tonneaux and 5 big barrels, visible to our visitors adjacent to the winery shop.

The vineyards

Palagetto has properties in various parts of the San Gimignano area, planted primarily with grapevines and olive trees.
Approximately 42 of the estate’s 62 hectares are planted with vineyards, including Sangiovese, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while 13 hectares are planted with olive groves, numbering more than 3000 trees, producing our Palagetto extra virgin olive oil and our two monovarietal selections, Frantoio and Correggiolo.

The vineyards

Palagetto has properties in various parts of the San Gimignano area, planted primarily with grapevines and olive trees.
Approximately 42 of the estate’s 62 hectares are planted with vineyards, including Sangiovese, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while 13 hectares are planted with olive groves, numbering more than 3000 trees, producing our Palagetto extra virgin olive oil and our two monovarietal selections, Frantoio and Correggiolo.

The olive press

Next to the winery is our olive press, producing our own cold-pressed olive oil. We decided to invest in our own press so we could be independent right from the start, purchasing the olive press in the ’90s so we could work on our own and have complete control over the quality of the finished product. Ours is one of only a handful of olive presses in the San Gimignano area, and we also press olives belonging to small farmers and individuals who make their own oil. If you would like to see the olive press in action, come visit in October or November, when it is open for pressing.

The olive press

Next to the winery is our olive press, producing our own cold-pressed olive oil. We decided to invest in our own press so we could be independent right from the start, purchasing the olive press in the ’90s so we could work on our own and have complete control over the quality of the finished product. Ours is one of only a handful of olive presses in the San Gimignano area, and we also press olives belonging to small farmers and individuals who make their own oil. If you would like to see the olive press in action, come visit in October or November, when it is open for pressing.

Growing methods

In 2018 Palagetto completed the transition to organic agriculture, begun in 2015.
The transition in favour of more sustainable agriculture and respect for plants’ natural cycles is a change required primarily by the latest generation, Sabrina Niccolai’s children, who started taking part in the decision-making process in 2015.
Organic farming means greater respect for natural cycles, without use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and other chemicals which have a major impact on the environment.

Growing methods

In 2018 Palagetto completed the transition to organic agriculture, begun in 2015.
The transition in favour of more sustainable agriculture and respect for plants’ natural cycles is a change required primarily by the latest generation, Sabrina Niccolai’s children, who started taking part in the decision-making process in 2015.
Organic farming means greater respect for natural cycles, without use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides and other chemicals which have a major impact on the environment.

Strictly organic

Alternative methods may be used to keep the parasites of grape vines and olive trees under control, using other insects or microorganisms that protect the plants’ health and reduce the impact of parasites naturally. “All this work increases our focus on the raw material. We oversee the development and ripening of the fruit on the plant ourselves, choosing the date of the harvest with great care and attention to bring a top-quality product fully reflecting the identity of our territory to your table.” – Arianna, Niccolò and Luca.

Strictly organic

Alternative methods may be used to keep the parasites of grape vines and olive trees under control, using other insects or microorganisms that protect the plants’ health and reduce the impact of parasites naturally.
“All this work increases our focus on the raw material. We oversee the development and ripening of the fruit on the plant ourselves, choosing the date of the harvest with great care and attention to bring a top-quality product fully reflecting the identity of our territory to your table.”

– Arianna, Niccolò and Luca.

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