Podere La Villa,
a new story, but a significant past

The story of our Estate is a story of love. The love of a father and a daughter, the love of a wife and a husband, the love of a mother for her children. But, above all, the love of one family for the history and tradition of Italy and its viticulture, and the love and determination of my husband and I to see that tradition can carry on into the future.


Podere La Villa is situated in a gorgeous Tuscan valley where the contrasting lush and rugged landscape brings to mind rural Renaissance paintings by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci or Benozzo Gozzoli. In fact, Vinci, the town of Leonardo da Vinci’s birth, is only 39 km away. Famously called the “Conca D’Oro,” the golden seashell of Tuscany, where a sheltered microclimate protects and encourages the best grapes for Chianti Classico wines.


Ilaria holds her father’s legacy in her vineyard and in her heart. From him she inherited not only a deep and abiding love for the land, but also an independent spirit.

Recalling Giacomo Tachis

Just over three years have passed since the death of Giacomo Tachis in 2016, but writing about him is still very demanding from the point of view of memories and emotions.