If you have never been here it's hard to believe that such a peaceful place as Fattoria Uccelliera lies among towns and thickly populated areas.
Crossing the threshold of this place is enough to feel that everything has changed both inside and outside ourselves.
This is what happens at the farm, that is still as it was centuries and centuries ago.
The ancient farmhouses, that have been fondly restored are nowadays perfectly integrated in the wholly intact landscape and represent both an agricultural resource and a farm holidays resort.
The autochthonous game, living in the area from time immemorial, is evidence of this peculiar aspect.
How could we explain the sudden impression of being in peace with ourselves that we get on our arrival here? It's very difficult to explain it in simple language. And what about colours, sounds and smells? The only way to give an answer to all this is to cross the border of Fattoria Uccelliera.
The name comes from the estate of a place-name register of the hills that compose it, which bears the name “uccelliera” on the grounds that, even in medieval times, on it was implanted a “uccellanda” (in Italian Uccello means Bird).
Indeed in the immediate vicinity, there was a continuous and abundant supply of birds of all kinds in different periods of migration: doves, bee-eaters, having, thrushes, blackbirds, thrushes, starlings, finches, buntings, sparrows, etc ... Many of these varieties are nesting today.
On the hill you can see flying buzzards, jays, crows, doves, pigeons, bee-eaters, cuckoos, etc. ..
The term Uccellanda or Uccelliera, which determined the place name of the hill, denotes a site specially designed for the capture of live birds with the aid of vertical networks applied to tall trees, located in a circular fashion around a large open space, where the brim is predisposed to attract birds of passage.
Places for tasting:
Rustic room adjacent to the cellar – Ginepraia Library situated above the Cellar
Receiving visits for tasting and purchase products:
Each day including Saturdays from 07:00 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 19:30
Sundays and holidays days open hours : 9:30-12:30 and 17:00 to 19:30.
Start activity year: 1960
about 600ac (mostly fenced)
Cultures and major productions:
Vineyard 37ac which:
- About 32ac as red (Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Grenace, Alicante Bouschet);
- About 5ac as as white (Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier).
Annual production: about 100,000 bottles
Olivestrees, 15ac, about 1400 plants (leccino, razzo and frantoiano, typical Tuscan species)
Extra virgin olive oil production
Bees: honey production (acacia, chestnut, thousandflowers)
apartments with panoramic swimming-pool
Other secondary activities:
Populus Alba (150ac) poplar logs production for manufacturing
Fruit-trees: (7ac) walnuts, chestnuts, cherries, pears, apples, peaches, plums, figs, almonds, hazelnuts, pomegranates, apricots, sorb- trees, kaki; the products are only for private use
Sowing field (has 40): cereals and hay production
Natural forests (95) firewood and poles
Forests by planting (50ac)
Hunting & breeding