The “Podere Giardino” is located on the southern side of the municipality of Montalcino, less than 1 km from the provincial road that connects S.Angelo Scalo with Montalcino, the town of Brunello. “Podere” is the local word for small farms, including their lands. The “Podere” is nowadays a specialized winery.
The house, built in local stone, has been enlarged several times from the early 19th century to the present day. Completely renovated in 2006, it now houses three farmhouse apartments, each with adequate outdoor space, plus barbecue and swimming pool for guests only.
Surrounded by the typical Tuscan landscape, it is located in a dominant position on the valleys of the rivers Orcia and Ombrone, from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding valleys and hills. The sunsets over the Maremma, the Colline Metallifere and the Tyrrhenian coast are unmatched.
The “Podere Giardino” lands are located at an altitude of about 300-350 m above sea level, mostly exposed south-west, made up by 4.5 hectares of vineyards, 8,000 square meters of olive groves and about 4 hectares of woods.
The vineyards are made up by approximately 4 hectares of Sangiovese, 0.25 hectares of Pugnitello, 0.25 of Foglia Tonda and 0.15 of Trebbiano and Colombana, planted at various times since 2003.
The vineyards are nowadays almost entirely located in the “Lamoni” area along the Traversa dei Monti provincial road. The small, oldest vineyard is close to the new cellar.
From our vineyards we make Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G., also in the “Riserva” version in the best years, Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C., the I.G.T. Toscana rosso “Lamoni” from Pugnitello and Foglia Tonda grapes, the white wine S. Antimo Bianco D.O.C. from Trebbiano grapes. From 2023 the Vin Santo will be available, made in particularly favorable vintages from Trebbiano and Colombana grapes.
The first 100 olive trees were planted around the house in 1988 right after the purchase of Podere Giardino by the Dragoni family. That was the first olive grove. A second one was planted in 2015, after the purchase of the “Lamoni” land, made up by 150 Correggiolo (Frantoio) and Leccino trees, typical Tuscan varieties.