In 1992, Ruedi Gerber bought the Sequerciani estate: eight hectares of abandoned land that he decided to enhance, working 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 now provides produce for the agritourism business and for the “Il Barrino di Tatti” restaurant, along with fruit trees and 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 fertilizer. When covered and well rooted, it is thanks to this process that the land is restored and the risk of erosion decreases. When flourishing, green manure also encourages the proliferation of insects, including the bees that produce Sequerciani’s honey!
We also now produce a IGP Toscana extra virgin oil, ancient wheats from which our pasta and flour is made, and our millefiori honey. All are products bear Demeter biodynamic certification.