The farm is on a plateau that rises to 300m s.l.m. along the banks of the Secchia river, in the municipality of Castellarano (Reggio Emilia), just 30 minutes drive from the centre of Modena. The agricultural lands are surrounded by gullies, steep canyons, typical clayey hills at the foot of the Apennines. On these soils particularly rich in gypsum we grow Spergola, Marzemino, Lambrusco vines, typical varieties able to give wines rich in personality. Marco started his project at the beginning of the 2000s, dedicating himself from the beginning to the principles of biodynamic agriculture, bringing back the focus on the good management of the territory in an area with a strong industrial vocation, which has seen its hills depopulated in favour of the rich and easy fertile plain. 6 hectares of vineyards in production and 6 hectares of new plants surround the cellar-dwelling, together with 4 hectares of wheat and large oak woods.
In addition to Marco, his wife, daughter and four members of staff, the friendly farm of two donkeys, four dogs, hives teeming with bees and hens accompanies the long summer days in the vineyard and the perennial engagement in the cellar and in the warehouse, where even the labelling of the bottles is done by hand with the old radio playing in the background. Tommaso, an oenologist who has worked with WWOOF farms for many years, works with Marco to manage the jobs on the farm and in the kitchen every day, another fundamental centre of farm activities, where visions are shared and important decisions are made. Guests are always welcome, as is the chatter between bottling, the selection of sprouts, the harvest and bottling the sparkling wines.
The farm stands as the last outpost of sustainable agricultural resistance, between the overbuilding of the Po Valley and the wilder Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.