is the living metaphor of her land, and she greets you, as the land welcomes
you, with a smile that testifies to her joy in extending you hospitality. She
shares with you her vision of the world, and impresses you with the same quiet
strength that millennial culture of winemaking possesses. And you accept her
for the elegance of her eloquence and gestures.
She knows how to be firm and tough, going against the stream and
standing alone, but is never unpleasant, never violent, with the same demeanor
as the timeworn towers of San Gimignano across the valley from her property,
towers grafted miraculously to the slopes of the hills harmoniously planted in
vines and olives... On Poggio di San Gimignano
I Vignaioli Storici , 1989
THE SERGIO THE PATRIARCH FOUNDATION
We all feel a strong need of unity and comprehension.
want to break our solitude, opening to a wider vision of friendship and common
feelings. Seeking for the same sensibility towards the concrete and mystical
world of our human condition.
beyond borders" and be together: this is the aim of the Sergio the Patriarch
Foundation. The "monster" of Newtown would have been released from his violence
if only he could have reached a dialogue and found a friendship.
- To host for one month, all the year round, groups of
elderly people in need and troubled youths, for holidays and an exchange of
- To organize week-long study meetings, all the year round,
dedicated to matters of wine and psychiatry that require investigation
- Two groups of houses in the
woods overlooking the Chianti Classico hills in the heart of Tuscany for the
old and the young
- A guest house with reception for seminars for
- The farm of Montenidoli, which
will offer facilities thanks to the wine and olive oil from the vineyards and
olive groves on its lands.
- Help is needed in order to
rebuild the house for the youngsters and drill a well for water.
- Most important is an organization that will have the capacity to
build and spread a network around the world, organizing the people
and letting the world know of the Foundation.
In the heart of Tuscany: 500 acres on the hill
overlooking San Gimignano and facing the Chianti Classico area.
The great spirit of Sergio, who gave his life to teach
difficult children and unsettled youngsters
In 1404 the farm of Montenidoli was given to the
Hospital of Santa Fina, in the town of San Gimignano, "for salvation"
In 2013 the farm of Montenidoli is given to humanity for meekness, dialog,