History

minieraThe history of Tenuta Casteani, in the past known as Podere Fabbri, has ancient origins that date back to the late nineteenth century, when a mining company, which will then become the Montecatini, found deposits of lignite and coal. Testimony of this past activity is the Northern well within our property, which served as an air shaft for the underground tunnels dug more than 70 meters deep. ‘Casa Fabbri’ hosted the director of Montecatini, the farmer and the peasants who worked at the farm and the vineyard, known as ‘Vignone’. The farm buildings were built according to the traditional style of the houses of the Maremma countryside: the great walls of local stone, brick stairs, cisterns for collecting water, wooden stove, large stables for cows and horses. The recent renovation of the house was done by relying on old photos of the place, following traditional techniques and construction methods, and with the aim to maintain the original style and local characteristics. We hope that the places, the myths, the history of this estate will enchant you as they did with us. Our land is still intact, untouched and alive. You will feel emotions of days gone by and at the same time you will feel immersed in history and legend.

AGRICULTURAL RECOVERY

recuperoIn 2002, we put all our efforts, by starting a programme to recover the whole surrounding area which leads to the recovery of the old agricultural vocation of the Farm. Today, after the extirpation of the Vignone, the old vineyard, we are proud of the new vineyeard of fifteen hectares. We have also planted 600 olive trees of Leccino, Frantoio and Corregiolo varieties with plants of Pendolino as pollinator. Also our woods of about 60 hectars was restored to a natural growth condition, knocking down hundreds of plants affected by Matsucoccus feytaudi, rare disease known as “cocciniglia” of maritime pine, which could contaminate the entire stain. The entire area has been reclaimed to encourage the growth of native plants such as oaks, holm oaks and cork trees.