Our products from the earth to the table
In our holiday farmhouse we use an original and primitive technique of
agriculture, in an unspoilt environment rich of colours, perfumes and
wild animals like foxes, porcupines, turtles and hedgehogs. Here you
can find beans, chick-peas, tomatoes, potatoes, great ingredients to
prepare delicious recipes seasoned with olive oil and tasted with the
typical DOC local wine Est! Est!! Est!!! in our fireplaces and
We just started our production of raspberries and blackberries.
If you like preparing flavoured recipes using our products, you can
cook them in our fireplace
The origins of Montefiascone and of the Est! Est!!
The agriturismo Casone is situated to 500 meters on the level of the
sea, where climate is mild and summers are fresh and
ventilated.Montefiascone has a stupendous position and it offers you a
panorama without equal, at 639 meters on the eyelash of a crater. The
Cimini hills, the great lowland etruscas up to the sea, the hills of
the Tolfa and Alllumiere, the hills of Canino and the Argentario
Mountain, the stupendous mass of the Amiata mountain, the Cetone
mountain, Radicofani’s Peak, the Fiora mountain and the hills toward
Siena form the crown that surrounds Montefiascone.
Montefiascone is also wet from the stupendous Bolsena lake with its
two islands Martana and Bisentina. Martana island became famous
because there was first relegated and then killed Amalasunta, the
queen of the Goths; Bisentina island is known for Sangallo and Vignola
works, and for of the family Farnese graves.
Montefiascone, has Etruscan and Roman origins, was coasted along from
the street Cassia. This ancient road rose on the peak of the hill
(still visible and well preserved). From here began the actual "Umbro
Casentinese" road, now known as “strada statale numero 71”, that went
to Orvieto to continue toward Chiusi and Cortona. From the hilltop now
began Verentana provincial road that takes to Tuscany, to Pitigliano
and Sovana. We couldn’t forget the ancient Clodia road that from
Tuscania took to Montefiascone.
The first documents that quote the origins of Montefiascone go back up
to 853 A.C.
Montefiascone situated to the center of important streets of
communication, where important characters of the epoch sojournd, from
Pious pope VII to the countess Matilde, from the king Enrico V to the
emperor Barbarossa. Was in this epoch that Pope Innocenzo III stayed
different time, followed by the popes Urbano IV, Martin IV, Giulio II,
Leo X, Giulio III and Clemente VII, and the stupendous Fortress of the
Popes was built.
In the XIII century, Henry V, emperor of the Sacred Romano Impero,
with 30 thousand soldiers and a great group of administrators and
jurists went down in Italy.
History says that that among the group there was Giovanni Defuc,
squire of feudal Germany, big wine drinker, who that stricken by the
excellent quality of Montefiascone wine he visited various wine
cellars and inns and contrarily to what had tasted to Montepulciano
where wrote on the door of the wine cellar! Est!! (or rather "there is
there is"), on that of Montefiascone wrote three Est times: Est! Est!!
Est!!!, for its excellent quality. So, he decided to stay in
Montefiascone, where he died in the XIII because of drinking; you can
still visit his grave near St. Flaviano basilica.
This is the history that made Montefiascone Est! Est!! Est!!! wines
famous both in Italy and in the world, with its appreciated wines
labels like “Il Vescovo”, “Il poggio dei Gelsi” and “Montiano”. Est!
Est!! Est!!! wines gives to Montefiascone a respected status in center
Italy high quality wine production.
Every year,from the 1st to the 15th Agust the traditional “Fiera del
Vino” (wine fair) takes place. Music, shows, historical procession,
the Defuc death recalling, flag-waving performance in medieval
costume, and numerous wine cellar in which you can taste Montefiascone
(and surroundings) wines and tipical food.