In all the property is tiny, with 1.5 hectares planted to vine. What is truly remarkable is that some of these aforementioned terraced truly hang of the side of the cliff and they might just be 10 feet long and 3 feet wide. With spaces this small only 4 or five plants can be planted. This is how dedicated these two families are, planting vines on every possible space, some seemingly not even worth the effort to plant and maintain, but they do it anyways.
Each decision has to be strategic given the space so there have been some disagreements among the group on not only where to plant, but which varietals. Each of these small terraces is named ‘Discordia’ or discord to note that it wasn’t planted without consensus and to this day remains still under contention! In fact, every terrace is named with a particular significance to the families based on the significance to the families or the location of the vines.
There is a terrace called ‘piscina’ or pool because the terrace is rectangular and shaped like a swimming pool. Then there’s ‘Jean-Mannaggia’ or damn you Jean. Jean, Luigi’s son (also involved in the winery) who wanted to plant vines on one of the most difficult parts of the hillside. The stone wall needed to be rebuilt on this tricky track and the group yelled Jean-Mannaggia (or damn you Jean!) the whole way through. Of course, the property all started with Wilma I, II, and III the first three tiny terraced named for Ennio’s wife where this dream all started. Each sign with the terrace name also indicates the number of plants, and as you walk around the property there are a surprising amount of single and double digits!