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.
These are young wines, made by a young woman, made with respect for the history of her father’s life work and with quiet determination to contribute to her family’s future through dedication, hard work and bravery. Ilaria’s willingness to take on the mantle of her father’s accomplishments, to honor his reputation, yet find a way to humbly create her own path has set Podere La Villa on a course that guarantees her wines will grow in their own right, developing strength and character through her careful nuturing.
The awards the wines are already winning prove that Ilaria and Raffaele are independent wine makers, striving to ensure their bright vision for the future of their enterprise comes to fruition.
"... All of this wonderful personal growth brought me to a seminal moment in 2007, the year my first son, Riccardo, was born. The birth of Riccardo, and two years later my second son Nicolo, revolutionized my professional life. From then on, I dedicated myself completely to PODERE LA VILLA ... "