Passion creates roads you never would have thought to travel.
Sometimes the best things happen by chance: all you need to do is to be true to your soul and to do what makes you feel alive.
As my father did, when he bought this farm, hoping to rest and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside on his days off from his job as a vet. It is from him that I learned to love the land and discovered the satisfaction of harvesting its fruit. It was such a powerful and beautiful emotion that it led me to try to select and produce organic olive oil when nobody was talking about it yet. And even if I had a job elsewhere, I used every spare moment to immerse myself in this world of nature, aromas, flavours and toil. Then, by chance once again, a journalist came to our farm and asked to taste our oil. It seemed like any other day. Yet we ended up in the Gambero Rosso guide, and then listed among the top best olive oils in Italy. This award encouraged us to diversify: DOP, single variety oil, blends of extra virgin oil and flavoured oil. Excellent quality products, sold throughout the world. Obviously our success is gratifying, but people who work on the land aim for a different kind of satisfaction: attention to detail, the beauty of the hills and the olive groves, the certainty of having done the best job at the right time. Every season tells its own story, and you have to follow its rhythm. There is a special season for us: autumn, when we harvest the olives. There are only six of us, and we pick up to 1,5 tons a day. It doesn’t matter if its October, if it often rains and it’s perpetually damp. You have to stay outside, from morning to evening. Because in order to make excellent oil, you need healthy olives that were picked at the right time. The true rewards of our work arise from precisely that moment. Every time you realise that it isn’t just a job, it is a journey through emotions and images. Like the view of our olive grove when it turns into a sea of silver at dusk. And despite the penetrating damp, you think there is nowhere else you would rather be.