In 1993, Ferruccio Ferragamo became of the owner of the Borro Estate where, in previous years, he hunted and vacationed there with his family and friends. From that time on major work was undertaken in the medieval hamlet which was completely restored for the purpose of enhancing the history, traditions and surrounding nature; special attention was paid to the vineyards located there. Today, the entire Estate is managed by two of his six children: Salvatore, CEO and Vittoria who is responsible for the Borro’s Garden and special projects. Authenticity, respect for the environment, culture and enhancement of the local expertise are the pillars of the Estate’s sustainable philosophy which dominate each and every decision.Discover
Love of the land, “an act of faith”
The unique features of the Borro and of the Val d’Arno territory have been the essential motivation on the part of Ferruccio and Salvatore Ferragamo since 1995 when they devoted themselves to the rebirth of viticulture at the Borro. Following an accurate study of the terroir new vines were planted and care of the already existing ones began according to the principles of organic agriculture. In 2011 when the agronomist and winemaker Stefano Chioccioli was taken on board the process of organic conversion began. The Estate received organic certification in 2015 following a cycle of years during which progressive elimination of chemical fertilizers and pesticides was achieved. Thus the estate became organic as well as a promoter of sustainability.
Of medieval origins, the historical cellar was restored but its unique features were maintained. In later years, major architectural activities led to the discovery of a new silent passage built into the earth which covers over 600 meters and which served for wood ageing. The cellar’s features and design won it recognition as one of the most important designer cellar of Italy. In 2020 the cellar was further developed when new space was added for winemaking in amphora with 3 “pupitres” for production according to the classic methods. Thanks to the idea of creating an open territory, the public today has an opportunity to visit the cellar and enjoy wine tasting.Discover
Wine and Art
To enshrine the decision to replant the Borro’s vineyards, Ferruccio Ferragamo began collecting incisions that spoke of wine. In 2008, space was set aside next to the cellar where the public can visit and enjoy his collection. This art and wine journey is truly unique and exalts the culture of winemaking and the myth of wine as seen through the eyes of Mantegna, Picasso, Goya up to Warhol. The visit ends with tasting of the Estate’s wines.Discover