Owned by the Bindi family since the days of sharecropping, the great-grandfather turned it into a managed farm in 1955, then an agritourism in 1972, and in 2000 Il Cocco obtained the organic production certification.
Located a just few kilometers from the village of Montalcino at Podere Il Cocco we offer genuine hospitality, original local products and wine tasting in the cellar.
We use genuine, seasonal produce grown for the most part on the own farm, which our chef uses to create typical dishes of the Tuscan culinary tradition.
The farm Il Cocco, owes its name to the commander "Ser Cocco Salimbeni" who lived in the Rocca of Castiglione d'Orcia in 1400. He and his militias controlled the Via Francigena of which the Podere Il Cocco was the military outpost on the southern slope of the Orcia Valley.
Podere "Il Cocco" rose to prominence due to its strategic location: being visible from the Rocca di Castiglione and at the same time having a view of the Mediterranean Sea.
In 1955 grandfather Giovanni Bindi, to whom it was donated in turn by his grandfather, restored the agricultural activity to a family run farm which until then had been entrusted to sharecroppers. From this year on the estate as dedicated to the reforestation of the fields and the cultivation of the vineyard, opening up to new opportunities.
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Opened in 1972 with license n.2, accommodation in a genuine rural style represents today one of the key activities of the farm. Only a few kilometers from Montalcino, guest can stay in the middle of a great landscape in one five rooms, each with private bathroom, furnished in simple Tuscan style - but with air conditioning.
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Today the farm is managed by Giacomo Bindi who, in addition to having developed the production of organic/biological wines since the 2000s, has focused on the enhancement of tourist hospitality, renovating the rooms and opening in 2015 a small restaurant inside the farm itself.
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Surrounded by unspoiled nature, Il Cocco is a unique and special place for a relaxing vacation.
We welcome our guests in a family environment where they can stay in complete relaxation and enjoy our traditional cuisine.
The farm’s objectives seek and pursue the balance of the ecosystem by combining ancient peasant traditions (treatments with low doses of copper and sulfur, natural fertilizers) with innovative techniques (the use of effective and invigorating natural microorganisms such as zeolite, kaolin, wood vinegar, propolis etc.) Experience has shown us to establish ourselves as regenerative natural agriculture.
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