About us

Vigna in primavera

A family adventure born on the hills of Tidone Valley from the love for land, wine and old vines

On the hills of Piacenza, the western province of Emilia Romagna not far from Milano,  Filarole is the word that old people use to speak of a small vineyard, just as our first parcel of old abandoned vines in Gabbiano.

In the last twenty years we have seen in this valley abandoned fields and vineyards, fertile and productive plots become uncultivated, thickets. The superficial landslides, characteristic of this hilly system, become more frequent and destroy cultivations, rural houses, roads and paths. We have seen young people abandon the land, gardens and old varieties of fruit disappear, the loss of biodiversity. From all this comes our agricultural project, a little attempt to revitalize these hills.

Our passion for wine led us to buy an old abandoned vineyard (vineyard Gabbiano), surrounded by abandoned cultivations and practically become a forest again. We have chosen organic farming, not to eradicate old vines, to replace the missing ones with self-produced vine rooted with genetic material from our mother plants. We want to practice biologically and economically sustainable agriculture, we are trying to create a project that can be an example in our valley, as well as giving jobs.

“Clean” grapes without residues of synthetic molecules allow us to obtain a healthy wine, respectful of the vintage, of the consumer and, above all, of ourselves who are the first to drink it. A good wine, sold at a fair price, for us who produce it and for those who drink it.

Filarole is a family adventure: Barbara, Paolo, Nicola and Maddalena. Each of us makes our small or large contribution, some in a practical way, some by supporting others in the most challenging moments or by bringing a breath of music and joy.