At Laghello di Amina everything is made in complete harmony with nature, without added chemicals or forced production.
That is why we do it according to the season and what the land produces, on terraces that slope gently down towards the wood and the narrow road.
We only grow plants for which we can preserve the seeds, so that, come spring, the veranda of our home transforms into a greenhouse with aubergines, courgettes, pumpkins, beefsteak tomatoes, basil, climbing cucumbers, celery and spindly, thin leeks
The fruit trees spread over a field that features a walkway suspended between two boundary walls behind it. We have a few cherry trees, a few apricot trees, an apple tree that acts as the guardian of the property, two persimmon tree, three fig trees and a series of uncontrollable Mirabelle plums.
The undisputed star of the orchard and the real owner – in that it is the oldest inhabitant of Laghello –can be found in the centre of the garden: a pear tree with thick foliage and extremely sweet fruit.
Its pears ripen for San Lorenzo, the feast day of our town’s patron saint, and it is now our tradition to donate a part of the pears to the community and to make an outstanding jam with cinnamon, Monterosso lemons and brown sugar with the rest.