Since Roman times these hills have been used for the cultivation of vines because of the very fertile and well-balanced soil. When I took over the property in December 2011 I had to work extremely hard to remove the brambles and weeds; I reconstructed a mile of dry stone walls and renovated the existing farm buildings. A certain number of the vines were already prepared for cultivation, with wires and Guyot in place for the 2005 vines, allowing a for a first harvest in 2012. The remaining vines were old and growing against an run-down pergola; these were subsequently uprooted and replaced with new vines that were planted with the Guyot method.