In 1992, Ruedi Gerber bought the Sequerciani estate: eight hectares of abandoned land, that he decided to enhance, using the soil biodynamically.
Many things have changed since 1992: new land bordered by woodland has been purchased, the large areas close to the main house have been turned into vineyards, and new crops have been introduced.
The vegetable garden that provides the vegetables for the agritourism business and for the “Il Barrino di Tatti” restaurant, fruit trees, 1500 olive trees, all grown following biodynamic principles.
Microclimate areas have been created to strengthen the crops, with green manure mixes used as a natural fertiliser. If covered and well rooted, the land is restored and the risk of erosion decreases. Also, flourishing green manure encourages the proliferation of insects, including the Sequerciani bees.
We have also started up production of IGP Toscana extra virgin oil oil, ancient wheat from which we make pasta and flour, and millefiori honey. All are products bear Demeter biodynamic certification.