The Campi di Fonterenza Estate

These days the Fonterenza farmhouse is the centre of an agricultural estate, run by two young sisters, Margherita and Francesca Padovani. The “fonte” which gives its name to the farmhouse has long been known to the inhabitants of S.Angelo in Colle as a source of good water.
Fonterenza preserves the traces of its past. There have been numerous structural changes over the centuries. Extensions were built and existing rooms were re-structured as families grew in size or extra farm animals were purchased.

Until some decades ago there were barns for livestock that housed some famously lively rams – in local vernacular known as “birri” – some of the locals still recall a saying “matto come un birro di Fonterenza” – mad as a Fonterenza ram…

The farmhouse has been restored with a view to preserving its original characteristics of rural simplicity. The Campi Di Fontereza estate began with the purchase of 40 hectares of land, mostly in the Montalcino area, and with the passion of the two sisters for this area and this terroir. Their choice to be organic and their search for quality is a way of working that they feel they owe the future.