A TUSCAN HISTORY

Il Drago e la Fornace is a young tuscan farm located in the heart of Siena, near Colle di Val d’Elsa. It has its roots in a small village, the Fornace that, after some restoration work, gave birth to a business reality of considerable importance, which includes over two hundred hectares of red and white vineyards.

The Fornace village takes its name from its ancient role, in fact it was a brick kiln used along Francigena path, really close to this area. Since the eleventh century in the north-west area of ​​Chianti began a production of bricks and tiles and, therefore, the presence of structures used for the production and firing of bricks and mortar: the kilns.

In the property, in the wooded areas of the hills on the west of the village, two old kilns were found and they are also called “carbonaie”. These two jewels belong to the history and they give the name to our flagship wines: two Super Tuscan wines, Carbonaie and Carboncino.

Il Drago e la Fornace, in a few years of activity, has collected numerous successes, including the gold medal for the Carbonaie wine (Sangiovese in purity, Super Tuscan) at the Wine & Siena 2017, event organized by the Merano Wine Festival.

WINE AND DESIGN

Producer of typically Tuscan wines, but not only, Il Drago e la Fornace combines the quality of the products with the aesthetic of the packagings, thanks to the careful design of the labels, each one made for a specific bottle and kind of wine.

The company, in fact, grows in symbiosis with an internationally renowned design firm, Archirivolto Design, which has been operating for 35 years in the industrial design sector for the home and contract design world. So, Il Drago e la Fornace has always been interested in the trends of design and graphic: that is how their “well-dressed wines” are born.

What is the firm vision today? Producing high-ranking wines, able to follow the contemporary design trends.

THE YOUNG AND THE EXPERT

founder

PIETRO MATTIA POCCI

Founder of Il Drago e la Fornace, Pietro Mattia Pocci was born in 1987 in Siena, is the one who started the activity. After a degree in economics and commerce at the University of Siena, today he is the CEO and one of the partners of the company.

oenologist

PAOLO CACIORGNA

An expert winemaker and one of the best known names in the world of wine, Paolo Caciorgna is a tuscan who has always dedicated himself to wine production sector. Thanks to his experience as oenologist, he travelled to California and France, but his heart has remained in Italy. Today, he works as consultant for over thirty of the best wine producers, more than twenty in Tuscany, including our company.

FARMHOUSE AND EVENTS

Our village is also your home. The apartments inside of the village, starting from next december, will be available for weekly stays or holiday weekend, to be spent in contact with nature and full of relaxation and tranquillity. The rooms, have been recently renovated and furnished: they represent the tuscan style of the farms of the past, when the walls were made of stones and the wooden frames were painted in red.

Our small village is located along the historic path of Via Francigena and it takes place in a central position between the towns of Siena, Casole d’Elsa, Colle di Val d’Elsa and San Gimignano, destinations reachable within 20 minutes by car.

In the village, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Siena, there is also a small church, consecrated at the end of ‘800 by the archbishop of Siena. The church, dating back to the ‘900, has blue walls and includes a reproduction of the Madonna della seggiola by Raffaello. This church, for those who wants, can become the perfect setting for exclusive ceremonies, such as weddings, baptisms and communions.

“The winery” apartment
“Noble” apartment
“Veranda” apartment
The little church of the village