Harvest Celebration 2016

Yesterday, we celebrated the Benfinita della vendemmia, a traditional ceremony to mark the end of the harvest. As we have done in past years, we organized a lunch with all the Il Poggione workers and employees in the cellar. We toasted with our Rosè and started a long lunch prepared by some of our workers, including a bruschetta made with the newly pressed olive oil and  delicious spit-roasted chickens. Our proprietor Leopoldo Franceschi gave a gold medal to our employees who have worked with us for 20 years, to thank them for their continuous support and dedication. This year’s recipients were Elisabetta Vincelli, qho works both in the cellar preparing orders and shipments and in the vineyards, and Simone Simi, our mechanic. Unlike most wineries, all of our workers are employed throughout the full year; we do not hire temporary workers during harvest.  This commitment ensures that we have many workers who remain with Il Poggione for decades and contribute their invaluable experience to the work in the vineyards and winery. It is our privilege to celebrate them and another harvest-... Read more >

Celebrating our 2010 Brunello

After yesterday’s news that Il Poggione 2010 Brunello has been ranked #4 of Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015, we are still celebrating. This is a great honor and we are really happy for such a recognition. Il Poggione has a long history in Montalcino and we are really glad to be the Ambassador of Brunello in this year’s top 100. This is a success for the whole Brunello di Montalcino appellation. Here’s a picture of our proprietor Leopoldo Franceschi who has been celebrating by opening a bottle of Brunello 2010 with his family. Of course such important recognition would not be possible without the hard work and effort of all of our colleagues in the vineyards, in the cellar and in the... Read more >

Our Cellar Team

While the harvest continues we want to talk about the people that are taking care of the work in the cellar. Thanks to the up-to-date technologies in which we invested in 2004 when we built the new cellar, we only need a few people in the cellar, even during harvest. Our workers are guided by the expert help of our cellar master, Fabio Guerrini (second from the left), who has been working with us for almost 25 years. Their commitment and dedication guarantee the quality of the work in the cellar; we can be 100% focused on the grape selection in the vineyards because we can count on such a good team in the cellar under Fabio’s experienced... Read more >

The People Behind the 2015 Harvest

The 2015 harvest continues and today we would like to acknowledge those who physically take care of our grape selection: our workers. Some of our workers have been working for Il Poggione for many years or, in other cases, the job has been handed down from father to son along with a strong attachment to the land and to the winery. We are happy and proud of our team because we know we can count on their experience and their abilities. Happy... Read more >

Il Poggione Owner Leopoldo Franceschi Participates In Discussion On Wine’s Role in Society

Last Friday in the city of Chioggia, Italy, there was held a "round table" entitled Italiche Viti (Italic Vines) and among the various winemaker who participated, there was also Leopoldo Franceschi, owner of the Tenuta Il Poggione. Different subjects were discussed during the debate, which was focused on the variety of viticultural panoramas within Italy. There was a discussion of how the role of wine has changed in society as Italian wine has become a symbol of excellence from our country throughout the world. The Tenuta Il Poggione has helped to make Brunello a great wine in Italy and the world. For this reason, it was decided to retrace the history of the Franceschi family and its bond with the territory of... Read more >