A Story, a Family, a Philosophy

Chasing beauty by enhancing biodiversity

The Coconut (Il Cocco)

A military outpost from the 1400s

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.

Farm since 1955

Legacy of grandfather Giovanni

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.


Farmhouse since 1972

Hospitality on a human scale

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.


Organic Farm since 2000

The new generation

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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