Respect and passion for our land through the generations
L’essenza di Puglia’s story started with Maseria Pietrasanta, built in the 1600s and the property of the family until the 1800s.
Situated just 5km from the Adriatic coast at the foot of Torre Guaceto nature reserve, our family farm is curated with dedication and passion, and produces IGT wines and extra virgin olive oil.
We like to define ourselves as a Boutique Farm as we curate and cultivate our farm organically maintaining it more like a garden, a pleasant and meticulously designed environment on a human, rather than industrial, scale. This allows us the luxury of customising every stage of production delivering highly artisanal and unique results.
Biodervisity, natures helping hand
Protecting and conserving the biodiversity of the Mediterranean is our primary goal. On our the land, alongside the fruit trees, naturally occurring wild plants are preserved. The spontaneous vegetation is periodically augmented with rare plants and shrubs to enrich the varieties present with other varieties, such as mastic, myrtle and other aromatic plants native to the Mediterranean.
Sustainability and care for the environment
In order to reduce the impact on the environment and optimize energy efficiency, we generate our own power with photovoltaic systems and have a thermo fireplace which we power from pruned branches, supplying all our heat powered, and in return the ash produced is used as a supplement in soil fertilization. We do not plow, again minimizing CO2 emissions, and our mowed grass is used as mulch, conserving moisture and increasing the nutrients in the soil, supplemented further by the addition of organic micro-organisms and beneficial bacteria.
We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our packaging. We use light bottles, recyclable boxes and we are in constantly search for the most effective alternative materials in order to completely eliminate the use of plastic and derivatives.
Irrigation systems are not used in our centuries-old olive grove: the native plants that we maintain have adapted over the centuries, developing roots in the stony subsoil and helping to conserve water; temporary irrigation is used in the vineyard only during an emergency period of extreme drought.