Fonte Vinaglia Farmhouse

The company and the products

Olive oil in Tuscany is synonymous with tradition, love and passion for the land. All this is necessary to cultivate the olive tree, which has its roots in the history of our territory. Over the past centuries, many hilly lands have been wrested from the forest thanks to skilful terracing works, since the hill is the natural habitat of this generous and elegant plant. Today, with great difficulty we try to contnue this cultivation that allows us to produce a very high quality oil: the extra virgin olive oil of the hills around Arezzo. Our olive groves are located in Val di Chio at altitudes ranging from 200 to 500 metres above sea level. The soils are composed almost exclusively of marl, poor soils but with great drainage capacity. The varieties cultivated are Moraiolo, Leccino and Frantoiano, and it is the mixture of the fruits of these trees that gives our oil its typical strong, fruity aroma. Our cultivation is totally organic.

We are small producers with big hearts, we love our work, we try to respect nature, its rhythm and cycles, convinced that only in this way we can obtain a product with healthy and natural characteristics. We harvest our olives generally in the second half of October, this is to obtain a fruity oil with high organoleptic qualities. The olives are harvested by hand and pressed within 24/48 hours to have a fruit that is always fresh and healthy. From all this, "Ziro" was born, our organic extra virgin olive oil.

"Ziro" is the Tuscan dialect name for the ancient terracotta jars where, since Etruscan times, this historic and precious food was stored.

Ziro is our gold, the fruit of work, sweat and passion and nowadays it is much more than a fashion, it is the heart of the Mediterranean diet.

A basic ingredient in succulent recipes, an elixir of beauty, a precious ointment for the Greeks and a medicinal potion for the Romans, olive oil over the centuries has confirmed its invaluable value. A mainstay of Mediterranean cuisine and a condiment widespread throughout the world, olive oil has an important nutritional value and is a valuable help for our health: it contributes to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and naturally has vitamin E, since it contains an important concentration of polyphenols that play an antioxidant and preventive role in cellular aging processes.

We can supply you with our oil in different formats with the option of shipping to your destination. If you would like to purchase our oil or have information please send us an inquiry, we will be happy to answer your questions.

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