Gorgona
Gorgona
Gorgona

An Island LikeNo Other

Gorgona

From the collaboration between Frescobaldi and the Gorgona Penal Institute, a unique wine was born, produced by the island’s inmates.

 

Gorgona Island

The smallest in the tuscan archipelago, since 1869 it has been an open penal colony. The mainly mountainous island was once a place of hermits and monks and subject to barbarian raids.
Today the island hosts an open penal colony, where the prisoners can move around freely to work and learn new professions which will help them to be reinstated in society at the end of their sentence.

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Gorgona Island

The smallest in the tuscan archipelago, since 1869 it has been an open penal colony. The mainly mountainous island was once a place of hermits and monks and subject to barbarian raids.
Today the island hosts an open penal colony, where the prisoners can move around freely to work and learn new professions which will help them to be reinstated in society at the end of their sentence.

Gorgona and Frescobaldi project

Gorgona and Frescobaldi

A social project born of the collaboration between Frescobaldi and the Gorgona penal institute. The Frescobaldi agronomists and oenologists have been working with the prisoners since 2011, offering them skills in wine-growing and wine, which they will be able to use to build a new future.

Gorgona Project

The Gorgona project began in August 2012 thanks to the partnership between Frescobaldi and Gorgona, the only island penitentiary in Europe. Here, inmates spend the final years of their sentence, working and living in close contact with nature, while developing skills to support their return to society and the workforce.

In a small vineyard located in an amphitheatre-shaped area that overlooks the sea, the project aims to provide inmates with practical experience in the areas of grape cultivation and winemaking by working closely with Frescobaldi agronomists and oenologists.

From a few rows of Sangiovese and Vermentino Nero grapes, grown organically before maturing in terracotta jars, Gorgona Rosso was born with the 2015 harvest.

Today, the vineyard measures two hectares, including the original plot and a second area planted in 2015. From this vineyard of Vermentino and Ansonica grapes emerges Gorgona, the fruit of a unique location and human toil, a symbol of hope and freedom.

The wines of Gorgona

Gorgona Rosso

Gorgona, the real island!

Gorgona Rosso
Gorgona Rosso

Gorgona Rosso

Gorgona, the real island!

Gorgona
Gorgona

Gorgona

Gorgona, the real island!

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