16Apr
2012

Rebranding Avignonesi: From the blog to the bottle

collage2_640x298.jpg Since the day she acquired Avignonesi in 2009, Virginie Saverys has made it her goal to produce wines that communicate the complexity and beauty of the Montepulciano terroir in every glass. But she has also implemented significant structural... Read more
02Apr
2012

Biodynamics: Unearthing the 500P

DSC_0179_640x298.jpg Biodynamic farming, the technique of acknowledging the life force of the earth by restoring vegetal and animal products to it, a philosophy developed by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, is a delicate subject. Some people are gung-ho about it; others are... Read more
29Mar
2012

Understanding Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SDC13372_225x218.jpg In a continuous effort to improve the quality of our extra virgin olive oil, Virginie Saverys invited a tasting panel leader from the Consorzio del Chianti to give our entire team a course on olive oil. Divided into three parts, the course... Read more
30Jan
2012

The Winter Vineyard

421586_10150760105879988_541049987_12488245_595662918_n_640x298.jpg Snow and vineyards. Stark and simple. Craftily crafting future fruits. At the end of January, a thick blanket of snow fell on all our vineyards, from Le Capezzine to Cortona, as the photos here reveal. And while the snow may have complicated the... Read more
01Dec
2011

Making Room for New Machinery

DSCN2656_640x298.jpg “Something old, something new…” So begins the customary good luck poem recited before many a wedding. A good marriage brings lots of new experiences, from a new home to new habits, but it also fortifies old values worth keeping. Extended families... Read more
10Oct
2011

Harvest Report 2011

Vendemmia_1_640x298.jpg It is no secret that the summer of 2011 was one of the hottest and driest in many years, and Tuscan winemakers had a tough time dealing with the risk of over-maturation and the drying of the grapes on the vine. But at Avignonesi, we can... Read more