A veterinarian who closes her clinic, to be a wine maker.

I’m Monica Raspi and I chose to make wine.

Since 1991 I live in Pomona, a small town near Castellina in Chianti, in the most traditional, territorial and (for me) familiar heart of the Chianti Classico.

I am a veterinarian by profession, but in 2007 I decided to close my clinic, pick up the Enology manual and get on the tractor.

Monica
Fornace Riccieri

1890

Giovanni Bandino Bandini, my great-grandfather, buys the Riccieri furnace and turns it into a farm.

Inge & Enzo

1982

Enzo and Inge, my parents, recover two old vineyards and voilà... we started to make wine.

Monica

2007

I take over and get back in the game.

Fattoria Pomona is my land, my cellar, my place of action (and testing).

The decision to take care of the land in Pomona remains one of the craziest and most wonderful decisions I have ever made.

US

Mum Inge

MY ROOTS

Welcoming, curious and full of history.
German, with a Tuscan accent.
She loves agricultural coffee based on wine and cheese.

Enrico

MY OTHER HALF

Rational, reasoner, discoverer, craftsman.
Supervises, cares for and preserves.
The kitchen is his kingdom (along with the mushrooms).

Cosimo e Costanza

MY FUTURE

Cosimo is working with my agronomist.
Costanza studies Fashion Design.
They are different, but deeply connected.
Who knows where the future will lead them?

Zoe

MY DAILY LIFE

Always next to me, in the vineyard
and on the couch.
She seems to understand me, indeed she does.
She hates rain, loves chasing lizards.

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