GENERAL SUMMARY OF ASSETS:
- 57 hectares of land, within which there is a fully fenced and enclosed inner zone of approximately 30 hectares. This fence effectively preserves and protects the wildlife within the
- There is an existing habitable 1950’s “hunting lodge” a building of circa 300 square metres. This building does not have any listed /protected status which will significantly benefit any building
- An additional existing brick outbuilding of circa 75 square metres (currently used for wine production and general storage).
- Various dilapidated agricultural structures providing further potentially utilisable square meterage.
- There is also the possibility to add additional habitable volume, which is based on a percentage formula calculated from the existing footprints. Once approved, this volume can be incorporated
into plans to extend the overall habitable volumes by a significant amount,. Various proposals have already been verbally discussed with the local planning officer, and permissions may be granted in
the future. To obtain these permissions , plans will need to be formally scrutinised and approved before being awarded the full written planning consent from the local authorities. (To illustrate
this potential, several detailed draft plans exist. However, it is not imperative to use the existing draft plans, and either the draft plans can be amended, or a whole new presentation could be
submitted to the planning office).
- One established operational vineyard and one old neglected vineyard which can be resurrected. There are also additional fields which have been identified as eminently suitable to expand with
further vineyards and olive groves.
- An existing wine production, with a rare and special* grape variety, producing an exceptional and unique red wine, and also a white wine production derived from the Trebbbiano grape variety. (*
Note: the red grape has yet to be identified, but the wine has been sampled and acclaimed by wine experts in blind tastings who have judged it extremely favourably when comparing to well known and
- Production and agricultural machinery to support the wine production.
- The Picchena estate has been primarily and historically used as a private hunting riserva and is well stocked with a broad variety of indigenous regional game, including wild boar, pheasant,
partridge, deer, rabbit and hare. This abundant stock is largely due to the close proximity of a protected National Park.. The Berignone forest covers a vast area of this region and in part, it
closely borders the Riserva.
- The estate has a full Agricultural License, and is registered with The Chamber of Commerce in Florence. This status has various tax advantages.
- There is an abundance of stone and wood found throughout the Riserva, providing an almost unlimited stock of natural building materials which could be utilised in an imaginative way, enhancing a
possible refurbishment plan.
- In the autumn and winter months it is possible to regularly harvest an abundant variety of edible mushrooms.