In my life I have always planted. Passions, dreams, desires. Without ever forgetting the land, my land.
Everything that I collect returns to the land through traditional agronomic processes, combined with innovative practices such as green manure and dry farming.
My commitment to preserving the biodiversity and beauty of the hills where I grow grapes and olive trees, has inevitably led me to cultivate without synthetic chemicals.
The earth generously gives its fruits, and should not be harmed or polluted.
Man must be its guardian, caring for it and loving it every day.
Everything that I collect returns to the land through traditional agronomic processes, combined with innovative practices such as green manure and dry farming. In this way, I help to keep it fertile, so that it can continue to bear good fruit over time.
Follow me through these pages: I will tell you the story of my farm, of the territory that welcomes it, and of the products that I cultivate and transform.
It's a very special place and I feel that by saving this land, I made the right choice.
We are in the upper province of Vicenza, 300 m above sea level. 100 hectares of hills crossed by a characteristic intersection of winds, ideal for a unique and quality cultivation, the one that blows from the Adriatic and the one that descends from the Prelates. As the crow flies 55 km separate us from the sea and 55 from the mountains, 5 are the hills on which extend the Diesel Farm and 5 is my magic number: it has always brought me luck. I saved this land from a fate that wanted it covered with cement, and today, as well as giving us good fruits, its fields welcome cows, goats, sheep, horses and hens, but also wild boar, roe deer, squirrels and birds, including the falcon, back to repopulate our hills.
I am happy and satisfied when I see people jogging, families with children discovering nature, couples of lovers who enjoy the beauty of the landscape along the road that crosses the property.
I converted my company to organic, even going beyond certification.
I was born on a farm. I went to fashion school because I haven't really been in the mood for studying, so my father let me discover a world completely different from my origins.
As soon as I could, I bought a farm, because I never forgot the tradition and its teachings.
Then I met Fabio Brescacin (Ecornaturasì’s president), one of the protagonists of organic and biodynamic.
I learned from him that cultivation without chemicals and attentive to maintaining fertility, can give a future to agriculture and consequently also to our children.
So, I converted my company to organic, even going beyond certification.
Thanks to continuous studies and research aimed to improve the well-being of plants and soil, in collaboration with experts and researchers, in addition to numerous typical biodynamic farming practices, we are now an eco-sustainable company, in harmony and balance with the surrounding environment.
A genuine biosphere.
Marostica was a Roman settlement in the territory of the native Celts and Euganeans at that time. As was customary, the Romans strengthened their ownership of the land by building a series of “castles” and planting vines. The name, although of controversial origin, recalls the town’s , Roman and military roots.
Some believe it refers to the tradition of Mario (Marius stetis – Marii ostium – Marii hosticum), whereas others think that its origins are more precisely rooted in the Celtic word “mar” (above) and the Roman “hosticum” (camp or upper camp). Throughout a period spanning several centuries, various “lords” fought over the Lombardy-Veneto lands, embracing broader goals than gaining possession of one or more towns. As custodians of that political entity called the Holy Roman Empire, in support of one or another of the feudal lords,
German emperors descended with erce armies to these fertile plains to strengthen or regain their powers. The rich hills of Marostica were possessed by the Ostrogoths and Byzantines, as well as the Ezzelini, Vicentini, Carraresi, Scaligeri and Visconti families in succession.
In 1993, on the hills situated to the east of Marostica, close to the historic centre of the town, Renzo Rosso bought a wonderful plot of land covering over 100 hectares, a kind of “domain”, where he could create Diesel Farm, his lifetime dream. Thanks to its hilly position and large surface area, right from the very start the farm stood out for its resemblance to a small ecosystem. Woods and pastures, where animals are bred in the wild, alternate with areas cultivated with olive trees and vines, thus creating a highly charming landscape
The rst bottle of wine was produced in 1999.