The farm we offer for sale is located in the municipality of Allerona, 20 km from Orvieto (Terni), near the Monte Paglia and Selva di Meana Park (one of the most important naturalistic areas in central Italy), a green oasis in the heart of Umbria.
The farm is certified organic and consists of a single body of 75 hectares and is located on a hill with a difference in altitude ranging from 220 to 320 metres above sea level.
Specifically, it consists of:
– 29 ha of vineyards (of which 13 ha registered for DOC Orvieto and 16 ha registered for IGP Umbria;
– 26 ha arable land;
– 11 ha of woodland arboriculture;
– 8 ha of woods and uncultivated land;
– 0.5 ha mixed orchard;
– 0.5 ha of olive grove with approximately 100 olive trees.
The age of the vineyards in Orvieto DOC (Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia, Verdello and Grechetto) is about 50 years, while the vines registered for IGP Umbria are from 30 years old (2 ha Sauvignon Blanc, 1.5 ha Chardonnay, 3.8 ha Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.4 ha Merlot), to 20 years old (3.7 ha Petit Verdot) to 5 years old (1.3 ha Canaiolo Nero and 1.3 ha Verdello).
Inside the farm we find a farm centre with sheds and warehouses for 400 square metres, a rough country house under construction of 260 square metres with an underground cellar of 250 square metres to be completed.
The farm centre is located near the Rivarcale stream, where the Etruscan-Roman Wine Road, an important communication route present at the time of the Etruscans (6th century B.C.), once passed. Even in Roman times, the cultivation of vines was a fundamental activity in this area. In recent years, the estate has begun a thorough renovation of the vineyard. It has added new organic substance with abundant natural fertilisation (manure), modernised the agricultural machinery and started to change the cultivation techniques by immediately using the organic cultivation regime.
The farm is served by an artesian well, and a telephone radio station is installed on the farm land, which guarantees an annual income of 13,000€.
Currently, the company produces the grapes and vinifies them on consignment at an external winery and markets the wines under its own brand name.