PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING ARTISAN WINES AND THE INDIGENOUS VARIETALS OF LE MARCHE ITALY
Ever dreamt of owning your own vineyard but got put off by the lack of knowledge and high costs of investment that goes into setting up and making your own wine? We had the same visions and have now turned them into reality, are producing our own wine and working with others to achieve thier dreams!
There are many myths and truths about setting up your own land and facilities for making great wine. Over several years, we have unlocked those myths and have created our own vineyard from scratch. Now we would love to help others turn their dreams into reality.
We think we know a lot about wine. However, each day brings new challenges and learning curves, usually provided by mother nature. These challenges add to the fun of setting up your own vineyard and helps you to gain a greater understanding of the important steps in making wine, that is, how soil, climate and nature ineracts with plant and vine and turn grape juice into wine. Sounds easy, far from it.
To fully understand wine, one must fully understand its origins and the role nature plays in shaping wine on its journey from soil to glass.
Area of expertise would be all practical aspects of setting up an organic vineyard.
After 25 years in gastronomie, I downsized to Italian farming life in 2006. I've extensive experience in new and old world wine.
I spend most of my time working on the land, producing our own food, olive oil, wine and various other products. When I'm not consumed by the land, I am busy running www.circumferencewines.com a UK based platform for global artisan wine producers. Our Research and Development Vineyard is currently planted to Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Lacrima di Moro D'Alba.
Area of expertise would be all technical aspects of making wine.
My interest in wine started when I was growing up in the USA, making family wine with my Italian grandfather. I started my career at Kim Crawford winery in New Zealand, and followed this on with winemaking spells in Tuscany, Le Marche and Piedmonte, finally becoming a full time wine assistant at Tamber Bey Vineyards and Mending Wall Winery in Napa valley. I graduated with my masters degree in viticulture/enology in 2017 from Universita del sacro cuore in Piacenza Italy. Following graduation, I started my own business an Osteria called YOSTERIA in Youngstown, Ohio. Here, I make my own wine and specialize in regional Italian food and wine. I am grateful for the strong Italian heritage in my family that taught me a great deal about wine and way of life, especially my grandfathers Sig. Bucci and Pecora who hail from Abruzzo and Campania.
Area of expertize would be the planting, science and development of vineyards.
Samuele is considered one of the top viticultural experts in Le Marche today. He is directly responsible for planting some of the best vineyards in the region. His expertize covers all areas of vineyard development, from soil anaysis to providing all the materials needed for setting up successful vineyards. Samuele is born and raised in Le Marche with his roots firmly planted in the the province of Jesi, world famous for the production of Verdicchio. Samules great passion is supporting smaller artisan producers who are committed to making wines from indigenous varietals. His company provides all wine products, and vine cuttings from the VCR company, one of the biggest vine nurseries in the world. For larger vineyard projects, machine planting of cuttings with laser guided mechanical systems are also provided.
Our focus is on providing valuable information and service to clients who wish to set up small private organic vineyards in Le Marche Italy.
We are keen to promote and encourage the planting of indigenous varietals and will advise and guide our clients towards the use of organic practices in order to achieve the best possible results.
Some of the areas we cover are:
land evaluation and analysis. Design and position of vineyard. Setting out detailed plans for equipment and workforce. Fertilizer and organic matter treatment and everything you will need from planting and pruning right through to harvesting and drinking that first glass of your wine!
Hiring the right consultant for your vineyard is the most important part of setting up a vineyard and is critical to the overall success of the project. Every consultant has thier own vision of what a wine and vineyard should be. We work with your vision and mix it with our knowledge, creating the perfect blend!
We will help you to fully and clearly undertsand exactly what is involved in the entire process, saving you money on overall costs setting up a vineyard and delivering on what your expectations are.
From our initial on site meeting, we will quickly establish all requirements needed to put together a viable plan. This also includes your vision, expectations, and the type of wine you enjoy and would like to make.
Specific services include:
Initial half day on site meeting.
Comprehensive and certified Soil anaysis.
Land evaluation and mapping.
Vineyard planning and layout
Setting up the vineyard.
Choosing organic - sustainable programmes to manage the vineyard.
Additional support services involve:
Developing the vineyard from year 1 to first fruit.
Setting up a yearly plan for managing the vineyard.
Preparing suitable treatments
Crop and harvest wine consultations
Maturing in oak and bottling
Labeling and registering
Enjoying the first glass of your wine.
DIDIER DAGUENEAU, a one of a kind winemaker from the loire valley. Didier faught against all the odds to create what is arguably some of the finest sauvignon blancs of all. Didier was a risk taker and great experimenter, with a perfectionist attitude to his work, qualities needed when making a declaration that he would make the best sauvignon blanc in the world.
Sean Thackrey is an Americen Art director, collector of rare books and one of the greatest minds on wine history. Sean is an unconventional winemaker, famous for his creatons using Syrah and many other old vine varietals. Always one to go against the grain, and pursue wine making like art, with an open exploratory mind, where the wine speaks for itself.
If you would like to know more about what we do and how we can help you make the next step to becoming a hobby winemaker and vineyard owner, then please get in touch and we will make an appointment to come and visit you.
From there, we can discuss your vision in more detail and give you honest opions on what lies ahead and the next steps to take.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.