Pasquale Forte has a passion. The land. It is a passion with time-honoured origins; his Calabrian parents had land, vines and olive groves. Then the transfer of the family to Lombardy, his studies, his entrepreneurial adventures, which continue today, directed Pasquale Forte’s ambitions towards new destinations, new challenges. But the land and its products, wine and oil, have an irresistible charm for him.
The Podere, which now takes his name, is of ancient origins. Having belonged to the historic Petrucci family of Siena for centuries, it was passed from owner to owner on the basis of the umpteen tortuous partitions among the heirs.
Forte was looking for a farm in order to fulfil a dream. The Podere an owner that could return it to its former splendour. This meeting took place thanks to the research of architect Fabrizio Zambelli.
And straight from the off the mission was a serious one: to regenerate the lands to produce a di-vine wine.