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  Hello everyone, Just a short post to announce how excited we are to be attending RAW, The Artisan Wine Fair in London, England this coming May 17th and 18th. RAW is the brain-child of THAT CRAZY FRENCH WOMAN, Isabelle Legeron MW and it’s a wine fair celebrating small artisan wine makers using natural farming techniques. We’re proud to be taking our Petraia wines…

A lot.  Our restaurant and guest rooms are closed this year but still we’ve been busy with wine tastings and the introduction of our long awaited red wine to the world.  Since we pair each of our wines with a small taste, I’m working every day in the kitchen. Then there is the vegetable garden, the vineyards…

The biggest highlight of our trip was seeing so many real cows with horns grazing contentedly in their high summer pastures.  Cows, essential creatures for the perfect implementation of  biodynamic agriculture have long been a fascination for us.   This photo essay by Michael gives credence to the majesty of these beautiful beasts and also perhaps a glimpse…

At La Petraia, our menus are based entirely on what the property provides us.   The list is staggering and includes our  fruit, vegetables, wine,  meat, game, honey, milk, nuts, cheese, olives, vinegars and even some of our own grain. We forage for a wide variety of wild nuts, berries, herbs, mushrooms and seeds while…

    Dear Friends,   This week at Petraia we enjoyed the last guests of the 2013 season, and as our year draws to a close it’s time for our annual update.  Just like every other year we were blessed with interesting and appreciative guests and again were fortunate to welcome so many of you back.  Thanks to…

We’re busy at Petraia as high summer starts easing into fall.  I’m sorry I don’t have much time these days to post but here is a quick overview of what we are up to in the kitchen and in the vegetable garden. 1.  Tomatoes are starting to come in strong.  I haven’t yet had time…