The entrepreneur Ferruccio Ferragamo celebrates his first 30 years at the helm of Il Borro, the estate of the Arezzo Valdarno purchased in 1993 by Duke Amedeo Di Savoia-Aosta, today become a large organic and wine farm that has suites, villas, farmhouses, three restaurants and 85 hectares of vineyards. ''When I bought it there were three employees, today there are 230 with an average age of 36. - says Ferragamo himself before going down to the vineyards for the grape harvest festival - Today is a bit different from that moment, the things done are many and in progression.
The goal is to stay open all year round."
In fact, the company continues to grow: in the estate they are working to create an underground tunnel to lengthen the cellar and connect to the wine cellar, it will become a tasting area, while by the end of the year a new 3,000 square meter logistics center will be inaugurated in Arezzo. Between the acquisition at auction (a year ago) and the works, the total investment does not exceed 2 million euros. Here all finished and packaged products will be managed, there will be a refrigerated underground part and it will be self-sufficient thanks to solar panels.
The future of borro is 'green': in the third sustainability report, published this year, it is highlighted that the use of renewable sources has made it possible to avoid the production of about 1,134 tons of CO2 in the year. In the estate there are also water reuse systems, such as artificial lakes, and others for the management of organic waste that is reused as resources. Agriculture and viticulture follow biodynamic principles. So, to celebrate the birthday, a book was produced and the exhibition '1993-2023 Il Borro - An act of faith that lasts over time' was inaugurated.
Based on the collection of ancient engravings, it traces the memories of this place with prints themed hospitality, wine, celebrations. To see the screen print 'After the party' by Andy Warhol, an etching by Goya and some engravings by Mantegna, Chagall, Picasso and Morandi.
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