Villa la Querce
Region of Tuscany, Italy
Florence exclusive Villa la Querce is surrounded by vineyards and olive orchards in the hillsides of florentine Chianti, located on the road that connects Bagnolo to Impruneta. Impruneta is a very nice little town whose reputation is related to the production of “cotto” (the cotto tiles of the Duomo, in Florence, were made in Impruneta).
Villa la Querce is located only 2 km from Impruneta, it measures 900 square mt and we can find the famous imprunetine cotto in the amazing ceilings of the villa. Although the reputation of the estate is above all linked to the quality of its products – its wines and extra virgin olive oil have won a great number of prices – interest and attention have been paid to the historical and architectural elements of the villa.
Gino Marchi's goal when in the 60's he bought the La Querce company was to produce high quality products. In all these years we have found the right formula between field/plants/manpower, the so called "terroir", in order to produce excellent wines and a fine extra virgin olive oil. Still today each step towards improvement is a choice that Massimo Marchi takes with his family and his staff, led by Marco Ferretti, the farm manager.
The elegant villa, whose construction is so old that some parts date to the 1300, is dominated by a stately tower. The form is somber and dignified both in the design of its layout and in the finish of the facade. But the origin of the property dates even further back. A document dated 1042 reports the sale of a “house with land and vineyards” in this area, indicating without doubt the antiquity of the cultivation of vineyards in the region. During Second World War the villa knew dramatic moments. It 1944 it was occupied by the Germans. The nazis cut down the enormous oak tree that gave the name to the property in the effort to block the road, but the tree fell on the wrong side of the road, ruining their plans. A truely unique property to plant an olive tree.
In addition to your purchase of an olive tree, a donation will made to a local agricultural charity in Italy in your recipient's name.
Since 2012, Olive Tree Memorial has planted Olive Trees all over Sicily and in 2021 will we be planting in Italy. Let us reconnect you with your Italian & Sicilian Roots!
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Your gift of a donation of a Tuscan olive tree back to Italy is, for many people, a completion of the circle of life started by a loved one who immigrated to America seeking a better life. Our trees are planted as part of a beautification project in Italy in groves that we have selected with careful consideration. They are tended by generations of family farmers whose passion is the magnificent olive tree "The Tree of Life".
The tree will be planted in your name or in the name of a family, friend, loved one or to celebrate a milestone. Think of it … a return to the ancestral homeland. Your sponsorship of $229.95 plus shipping of the certificate is a one time cost that covers the purchase, planting, and maintenance of a wonderful and symbolic olive tree. It will forever remain in their name, unlike other memorial trees that are adopted for short lengths of time.
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