Fattoria Fibbiano: two souls, one heart. A farm and agritourism in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Perched on a small, sun-kissed hill, bordered by two streams, near the village of Terricciola, nestling in the hills between Pisa and Volterra, the farm estate is set in about 90 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woodland. From the top of the hill where the farm is located you can enjoy unobstructed views of the glorious Tuscan countryside.
Currently the estate consists of a house of approx. 1,200 m2 surrounded by olive groves and divided into two parts: one part for the guests and the other part for the Cantoni family. The agritourism part consists of five apartments and one bedroom, a lounge for hosting events and receptions and a room for wine-tasting where you can still admire the farm’s ancient vats. The old cellar, dating back to the 1800s, has been totally renovated and today houses two apartments and two bedrooms, as well as the offices and farm shop. The new cellar, built in 2010, is more in keeping with the size of the farm and has been designed to take account of modern production requirements while respecting centuries-old wine-making traditions, a building which reflects the harmony of the typical Tuscan agricultural landscape.
The farm is in a setting where the history of our civilization meets the histories of the people that have lived there for thousands of years. Ruins of Etruscan settlements found on the farm’s hillside have revived the legend according to which, somewhere on the farm’s estate is the “Fontana delle Donne” (women’s fountain), a mysterious spring with magical properties.
Fattoria Fibbiano is a family-run farm. The whole family has lived and worked here since 1997. Giuseppe, the father, deals with the general management of the estate and takes care of the vineyards and countryside. Matteo, the eldest of the two sons, is in charge of marketing the wines and his brother, Nicola, is the winemaker who oversees the entire wine-making process. Three generations of the Cantoni family live in one part of the 1,200 m2 farmhouse which also houses the agritourism.
The Cantoni family regard the environment as an important part of our heritage, to be protected, not as a resource to be exploited. The quality of a product is inextricably linked to the way we care for the land. The land surrounding the farm is only treated using organic fertilisers and human intervention is kept to a minimum. From the point of view of energy consumption, the agritourism is completely self-sufficient with a 30-KW photovoltaic plant, a solar plant for the production of fresh water, and central heating which uses the wood obtained from pruning the river banks and from clearing the woodland. Fattoria Fibbiano is a certified organic farm.
The vineyards’ optimum exposure to the sun, the climate and the unique characteristics of the soil, rich in clay and fossil shells, enable us to produce wine without much intervention and therefore without altering its properties. Here, on the hills of Pisa and Volterra, the Cantoni family have found the perfect conditions to put into practice their concept of vine growing, on a farm estate that is several centuries old and steeped in Tuscan wine-making tradition. In Terricciola and worldwide Fattoria Fibbiano is an ambassador of Tuscan wine production in other countries. Our wines are sold all over the world, with 80% of our exports going to the US, Canada, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, China, Russia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Lebanon, and Mexico. There’s also a farm shop where you can purchase everything that the farm produces.