Poggio Mori is a 25 hectares farm, 9,5 of which are planted with vines, located on slopes, up to 350 mt a.s.l., surrounded by luxuriant countryside. The production of grapes and wine making are the main activities of Poggio Mori. We also produce extra virgin olive oil. Fruit and vegetables are grown mostly for our villa guests and to produce preserves.
Originally the vineyards consisted mainly of Sangiovese, from which Chianti Reserve Bludivigna was produced. In 2007, in cooperation with the enologist Andrea Franchetti, Bordeaux varieties were introduced to make great organic wines, like IGP ‘Sertorius’.
Thanks to organic farming methods we obtain wholesome produce and organic fruit, wines and extra virgin olive oil. Grapevines have been grown in order to obtain a high-quality produce.
The narrow vine spacing, about 8800 plants per hectare grown with guyot training system and the selection of the best bunches directly from the vine keep yields per hectare deliberately low. So the fruit to be processed are healthy, perfectly ripe and rich in properties and well balanced compounds.
All the work in the vineyards, from pruning to harvest, is done manually so that each plant receives the utmost care. In the spring 2018, 1.5 ha were densely planted with Marsanne,
Roussanne and Trebbiano for the production of white wines.
In addition, there are 0.3 ha of Malvasia and Trebbiano for vinsanto and 1.2ha of Sangiovese to produce Chianti. Our main goal in winemaking is to enhance all the best characteristics that the growing season, the soil and the exposure have added to the fruit.
Grapes of different varieties are picked separately, when they are perfectly ripe, from the end of August to October. After vinification, carried out by carefully checking every step each variety is aged separately in concrete, terracotta or wood vats. Poggio Mori winery is proud of their certified organic wines. They presently produce about 35000 bottles.
Poggio Mori is in Sarteano, in the beautiful Val di Chiana, in the Province of Siena. The history of Poggio Mori begins in 2006, when the beauty of this place inspired our decision to move to the countryside, to live and work in a healthy environment.
We started renovating the buildings and drew up a new farming plan, focusing on high quality and respect for nature. We use photovoltaic and solar panels and are proud to run an organic farm.
The old farmhouse has been renovated and made into a comfortable, modern and elegant country house. An exclusive and family-oriented offer, designed to share with our guests the heart of the project: to live in the Tuscan countryside in a healthy and relaxing environment.
Vincenzo Poerio, former CEO of Benetti Yachts, owner of Poggio Mori, for this new challenge has drawn on his great experience and his passion for work.
The beautiful stone villa sits at the top of a hill, overlooking vineyards, fruit and olive trees. The main villa dates back to the Eighteen Century, as per some documents about a farm in this area, probably belonging to the Boninsegni family from Siena. Among the past owners of Poggio Mori there is the Mori family.
Someone thinks the farm was named after them but according to others its name comes from the wild plants with berries, called ‘mori’ that you could find in the vicinity of the farm.
The ancient house was completely and beautifully renovated after a long and careful work, that restored it to its original neat and essential lines. Simple decorations and modern furniture combined with the use of travertino, the local stone, wood and steel make the house essential and elegant.
In front of the villa, you find the ‘limonaia’, our breakfast room, with wood oven and barbecue, and ‘the Cottages’, the new apartments, perfectly integrated with the ancient villa, through stone paths and steps, going around two wide decorative pools.
The courtyard below the pools is partly dedicated to fitness with Technogym equipment and a wellness room. Close to the house an outside dining area with gas barbecue and garden seating spaces..
Surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Poggio Mori is perfect for an unforgettable stay. You can relax sitting in the garden, walking or biking in the country, having a treat in the wellness room or sunbathing on the terrace of the stunning infinity pool or can enjoy your time playing tennis, bocce, doing keep -fit or any further activity you would like us to organize for you.
We kept this beauty in mind, when restoring the charm of the ancient house and traditional materials, but also when trying to realize a seamless connection between the interiors and thenature outside. The villa overlooks the garden and the landscape, through large windows; each framing a different view.
The cottages have a large window overlooking the relaxing infinity pools and a patio, with a pleasant view over the vineyards and the hills and villages in the distance.
Poggio Mori combines the renowned Tuscan style with modern style. The house and the two cottages are supplied with modern furniture, comforts and technology. Contemporary design and technology, nonetheless, blend perfectly with the old structure and create a warm andcomfortable place.
Our staff will take care of you expertly but in a familiar and pleasant atmosphere, to make you feel at home. The property offers a private retreat, ideal for groups and family’s reunion, for a week or longer stay. We can accommodate about 20 people, depending on the composition of the group and the presence of children.
Baby cots and additional beds for children can be supplied, within limits and standards. On the ground floor of the villa, there is the kitchen, equipped with all the appliances, dishware and essentials.
It can be used by the guests or cooks, if requested. The bedrooms. are all double, except for one twin room. All modern and elegant, they feature all comforts.
In each room, you will find:
- Standard double bed (160x 190) or single(80×190)
- A comfy sitting area or separate living room
- En-suite bathroom, with shower
- Courtesy set of Tuscan soaps
- Slippers, towels and robe
- Tv and sound bar
- A small refrigerator with complimentary bottles of water
- Coffee and tea machines with complimentary coffee and tea.
Your stay also include:
- Concierge assistance for whatever you may need during your stay: i.e.: dining reservations,
- transfers, suggested activities or excursions.
- Wine tasting of Poggio Mori wines, on Monday afternoons, with our sommelier.
- Two 2 complimentary bottles of our wine
- Three- hour general cleaning service in the morning.
In the ancient villa, there are two suites on the first floor and four large rooms on the second floor. The suites ‘West’ offers two bedrooms, both with en suite bathroom, and a separate comfy living room, with TV and fireplace.
Suite East is our family suite, suitable for a couple with children, providing a twin room and a double room, sharing the bathroom. Here you can also find a washing machine, a tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
The four rooms on the second floor are large and comfortable as much as the suites. They are all double, featuring en suite bathroom and a sitting area. There is the possibility to add a bed for children on request or baby cots.
On the ground floor, you find the kitchen, characterized by a central long black counter designed by Vico Magistretti, and the principal living room with the long dining table and a big fireplace. The table was built with two original beams of the roof, on the model of an abbey’s dining hall.
Near the villa, there are two new apartments for guests, the Cottages. They are extra rooms and may be requested in addition to villa, if necessary.
They combine a simple modern style with the same standard of comforts and amenities as the villa. Each cottage is composed of a living room and a double bedroom. The rooms are connected by a patio, overlooking the vineyard, furnished with armchairs and sun umbrella.
THE LEMON HOUSE
We still call this building with the old name, referring to its original use as winter shelter for the lemon plants. Today is a renovated, well- equipped space, where we offer breakfast, organize wine tasting, pizza classes or evenings. It is completed by a cooking area, a wood oven and a barbecue.
We organize in villa cooking classes with our expert cooks. Have great time making authentic Italian pasta, pizza and all the best recipes of our tradition. Even children can take part in special classes, designed for them. They will learn to prepare pizza or biscuits.
CHEF IN VILLA
We can provide lunch and/or dinner service with our chefs. No queues or noisy spaces, just relax and enjoy your time at home, with your family and friends, pampered by the staff.
Poggio Mori features a tennis court, a large swimming pool, a bocce court and gym equipment. We can organize sport activities with teachers and personal trainers, involving or not these amenities.
- Aqua aerobics
- Swimming class
- Personal trainer
- Nordic walking: an expert will teach you the fundamentals of this now famous discipline and will take you for a stroll in the nearby country.
- Tennis lessons
- Bike tours: we offer some bicycles. In case you prefer more bikes or special tours, we can avail ourselves of external organizations.
YOGA & VEGETARIAN/VEGAN DINNER
We can combine yoga class with a vegetarian or vegan buffet prepared with organic products from Poggio Mori and /or local producers.
In our wellness room we have a space dedicated to professional massages. You can choose among different types of massages with our expert staff.
HORSE RIDING LESSONS
In the nearby there are different places where you can learn or practice this fantastic sport. We will be glad to suggest you the most suitable for your needs.
Poggio Mori is located in Sarteano, a medieval town between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, a charming area in the district of Siena, rich in history, art, wine and food.
Sarteano is a medieval town and an archaeological area of great interest. Here there are some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany, among which the Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga is the most fascinating.
Chiusi (10 km), is famous for the Etruscans and their leader Porsenna. The historical centre is on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana. In the surrounding countryside, there are some Etruscan tombs with painted walls. You can also visit the Museums, the Churches and the Porsenna’s Labyrinth, the ancient underground aqueduct.
Chianciano Terme (12 km) the territory of the province of Siena is rich in thermal waters. Chianciano waters are known especially for treatments for the liver.
SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI
San Casciano dei Bagni (16 km) since ancient times has been known for the abundance of its thermal spring waters.
Bagno Vignoni (32 km) is a small spa town in Val d’Orcia, famous for the town square, made of boiling water that flows at 52°C.
BAGNI SAN FILIPPO
Bagni San Filippo (31 km) from travertine rocks, sulfur thermal waters rich in calcium carbonate gush out, depositing very white tartar, creating spectacular limestone formations.
Montepulciano (25 km),one of the most beautiful town of Italian renaissance, with small squares and alleys that unexpectedly lead to a breathtaking landscape. Climb its steep roads, admire its Renaissance buildings along the stone street leading to the highest point of the town and here visit the suggestive square “Piazza Grande”.
Pienza (30 km),was designed by Rossellino, one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance. The project was commissioned by Pope Pius II who wanted to realize ‘The ideal town’. The result of this idea is the elegant town plan, the sumptuous cathedral and the outstanding beauty of the palaces overlooking the main road. Pienza is also famous for cheese “pecorino”.
Montalcino (50 Km) known for its wine ‘ Brunello’ , is also a beautiful historical town, famous for its majestic fortress and the museum. Nearby, you can also visit St Antimo Abbey, a magnificent romanesque church, some parts of which are made of onyx and alabaster.
Cetona is a small village situated at 384 mt. a.s.l. at the foot of Mount Cetona (1148 mt), of volcanic origin. During the Middle Ages, it was fortified by Siena. There are still some remains of those works, such as part of the town wall and one tower of the old fortress You can visit the museum, the old church ‘Collegiata’ and S. Francesco Monastery.