Our flock of more than 300 sheep graze on lush pasture land along the River Merse, producing milk used in the artisan dairy and tender 0km lamb for Borgo Santo Pietro’s restaurants.
We also raise pigs for the table. Free to roam throughout extensive tracts of forest, our pigs enjoy a nutritious diet of acorns that also enhances the flavour and quality of the prosciutto, one of Tuscany’s regional specialties.
Our free-range chickens produce fresh eggs for the table each day, while our busy Borgo bees collect pollen throughout the estate to produce raw honey that changes subtly in perfume and flavour depending on the flowering season; in fact guests often pick out notes of lavender derived from the bushes growing in profusion near the apiary.
We also keep a herd of alpacas that we are breeding to develop a cottage wool industry from the animal’s luxurious fibres, while our resident peacocks add a touch of novelty to a stroll around the gardens.