It doesn’t happen very often that you have the vision and opportunity to build a winery from scratch, i.e., to buy farmland to plant vines and use the latest knowledge to produce one of the most complex cultural foods we know: Wine.
Georg Weber had this vision when he started this project at the turn of the millennium on the green field next to Capalbio in the southernmost Maremma part of Tuscany. He named the winery Monteverro.
Under optimal ecological conditions, considering the existing flora and fauna, he has succeeded in creating a small, exclusive winery with high quality wine, which can now easily compete with the best wines in Italy.
We visited the Monteverro winery and let a passionate team introduce us to the modern world of wine production. The excitement for the product can be felt everywhere, but what is particularly striking is that the team behind it is pursuing a common goal with great enthusiasm: To produce a sustainable wine that meets the highest quality standards without damaging nature but using its high complex organism to maintain, create and develop wine.
During our tour of the vineyards, we learned a lot from our guide Silvia about the interaction of the different cultivation methods and the clever use of the terroir and the plant world, which also includes 8 stocks of honeybees. The employees even have their own vegetable garden in an open area, which they tend together and whose products we were able to taste over a wonderful pranzo accompanied by a Monteverro wine tasting. It is all about common sense, a project that combines, a dedicated passion, knowledge in their field, one consistent direction and the freedom to develop and maintain to get the best wine, nature creates.
We were joined by the winemaker the oenologist Matthieu Taunay, who started at Monteverro right at the beginning in 2008. He explained to us the concept and the process at the winery.
In particular, he emphasizes the importance of Georg Weber’s clear long-term strategy, which runs consistently through the conception of the entire facility, from cultivation to processing. This ongoing process is supplemented by annual meetings with Michel Rolland, the world’s leading oenologist.
The result is impressive. Monteverro’s wines really meet the highest standards and perfectly reflect the work and passion behind them. A great pleasure, a wonderful place to be close and harmoniously to nature.
Visits are organised directly by Monteverro (here)