Our history

Wine-growers in Vinci since 1873. The value of tradition and passion carried forward by four generations.

Our farm today extends itself over a total surface of 8 hectares, 7 are cultivated with vineyards and 1 with olive groves and consists of two properties: one in Apparita, where you find also the agriturismo and the other in Toiano, a small village a few kilometers away.

The farm in Apparita was handed down by mother's family (the Pasqualetti), and the farm in Toiano from my father's family (the Zipoli).

In Apparita, in the farm of my mother's family, in 1873 ...

Agricultural activity was started at Apparita in 1873, when Giovanni and Maria Pasqualetti, my great-grandparents, settled down to work as agricultural workers in some farms.

In Toiano, in the farm from my father's family, at the end of the XIX century ...

In Toiano, at the end of the XIX century, Sandro and Rosa, my great-grandparents on the father's side, started the activities dealing with wine, oil and cereal production.

In the 1950s my maternal grandparents ...

In Apparita, in the 1950s my grandparents Dino Pasqualetti and Vania Ferradini decided to stop the production of cereals and convert all agricultural land to viticulture and olive growing. They started retailing and marketing wine in lots of restaurants and shops.

In the same years my paternal grandparents in Toiano ...

In Toiano it was made the same choice: my grandparents Duilio Zipoli and Primetta Gabbrielli started the farm reorganization by stopping production of cereals and improving viticulture and olive growing. It was mainly in the 1960s with my father Italo Zipoli that the farm in Toiano was enlarged and mostly of the vineyards were restructured. He also has developped marketing and retailing of both bulk and bottled wine.

In 1984 agriturismo accomodation was started...

The farmhouse in Apparita was restructured in 1984, and my mother, Elda Pasqualetti, started the agriturismo activity by offering accomodation in the rooms with private bathroom.

The new vineyards ...

In 2009, the renovation of the vineyards was started, and it continues still today.

Today, me and my wife...

Today, me and my wife Mariia, manage with agriturismo accomodation and agricultural activities in both properties.