Name: Azienda agricola Mannucci Droandi (http://www.mannuccidroandi.com/)
Main production: olive oil and wine.
Farm characteristics: It is a family run estate, located close to Arezzo. The estate is divided into two main parts. The first is the Campolucci property (place’s name in Latin is: “field of the holy wood”), with its large farmhouse, recorded in the Granducal registry: this is the location of the winery and cellars. The second part of the estate is the recently-purchased Ceppeto, which consists of vineyards and olive groves planted around a large, square stone farmhouse (built in the 18th century on the ruins of an old hermitage) and surrounded by dense oak and chestnut woodland. The property is situated on the west side of the Chianti mountains (Chianti Classico zone), at 350m above sea level, on the southern slope of the hill on which the castle of Starda stands (municipality of Gaiole in Chianti, province of Siena).
Special credit goes to Klaus-Peter Wilbois for the photographs published in this page.
Statement of the farmer
I hope that SOLMACC will spread innovative sustainable techniques and improve farming methods countering climate change!