Podere Conca has originated thanks to a long love story of the whole Cirri family with the Bolgherese area
Silvia Cirri tells us:
“We arrived at Bolgheri in the 1970s, due to the warm friendship between my mother and Luciana Aloisi, mother in law of Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta, owner of Tenuta San Guido and producer of Sassicaia, and mother of my partner Livio Aloisi.
We immediately fell in love with Bolgheri and its area between the hills and the sea; indeed, we started to look for a house.
We had in mind a true colonic house and Podere Conca was exactly what we were looking for: at the ground floor there were stables for animals and at the first floor the rooms of the peasants who cultivated the land around the area.
We bought Podere Conca in 1982 with a part cultivated with olive grove, to which later we added another and larger olive grove.
The renovation works were in line with the original look, preserving the walls in brick and the wooden shutters, which we painted in the traditional fire red.
My mother started to produce extra virgin olive oil, at first only for the family, but later also for sales.
Soon the home became a reference point for our family: for my sister, for me, for our children and for our and their friends.
In this way, we established many and close relationships with many other families – coming from all Italy – who loved this land like us.
Our children, now adults, have cultivated and kept them over time, and they come back each year with pleasure to revive the beautiful memories of their childhood. This is their “place of the heart”.
An AIS course, attended some years ago, inspired my decision to add wine production to the extra virgin olive oil. Maybe it was crazy, but I am satisfied to have done it, because, besides my passion as physician, now there is the passion for this land, our vineyards and the wines produced.
And these two jobs have much in common: experimentation, scientific approach, and accurateness.
I am happy to have started this path with Livio Aloisi, expert in organic agriculture: a dear friend since many years who shares with me the love for the Bolgheri area.
Moreover, I am proud to have built a team consisting of young, expert, competent, honest, and enthusiast persons sharing with me the same passion.”
My mother was the reference point and the core of this “place of the heart”. She had a lot of interests, among which botany.
In her honour we choose the names of flowers that she loved and cultivated with passion for our labels.