Rediscovering Lazio Wines Naturally

10 Wine Producers, 10 Wines, 375 glasses


Lazio, a region that was once the jewel in viticulture has been reawakened by a new generation of biodynamic winemakers. 


Palazzo Tronconi Eco Winery was the backdrop to an evening dedicated to 10 Biodynamic wine producers from the Lazio region. The evening was hosted by one of Italy's most knowledgeable and passionate sommelier's, Sandro Sangiorgi he was assisted by Matteo Gallello, a biodynamic winemaking advocate.

Valuing their territory and the importance of their indigenous grape varieties these winemakers have teamed together to promote their shared vision, to produce a unique style of wines naturally that are focused on quality and that characterise this region.

Like many Italian wine regions, Lazio's wine heritage is ancient. It is a region composed of hills, and mountains and is uniquely suited to viticulture because of its mild climate, a rich and varied geological mix of soils of which volcanic soils are prominent, coastal breezes, adequate rainfall, variations in day-night temperatures and an abundance of rare, high-quality native grape varieties.

Soon these winemakers will find themselves on the radar, the world of wine is beginning to sit up and notice as they are on the brink of rediscovering the true potential of these wines and this territory.

Thanks to the following producers:

 Andrea Occipinti, Cantina Ribela, Carlo Noro, Damiano Ciolli, La Visciola, Palazzo Tronconi, Podere Orto, Riccardi Reale, DS Bio, Casale Certosa iCacciagalli

Also Thanks to Sandro Sangiiorgi and all the staff at Palazzo Tronconi who gave up their time to take part in this exciting event, Ettore Conti, Sarah Hoehn and Maria Teresa Cocco

Palazzo Tronconi Winery

Palazzo Tronconi Winery

A Course in Wine Tasting and The Biodynamic Approach to Wine

Palazzo Tronconi Tasting Rooms, Arce Italy

Time flies when we're talking wine!

Already we have now reached lesson three of our six part course. The aim of the course is to offer an awareness concerning agricultural dependance of the chemical industry. Wine is the only food/drink product not required by law to disclose ingredients on the label. Do you know whats in your wine? We hope that after the course the participants will gain an in-depth understanding and make an informed decision when buying wine.

In lesson 1 we discussed the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic wine. Antroposofy the system that was established in the 1920's by philosopher, Rudolf Steiner. 

Lesson 2 was all about wine defects hydrogen sulphide- the source of sulphur odours. The vine and the use of chemicals in biodynamic preparations, horn manure, production, storage and sprinkling.

Horn manure production

Horn manure production



See you this evening for lesson 3