Winkworth International’s guide to Tuscan homes for buyers with green fingers could not be more timely, as the months leading up to Christmas in Tuscany offer an abundance of food markets and festivals, where farmers and small independent producers alike peddle the fruits of their harvest, from olive oil to chestnuts, truffles and regional specialities made with local produce.
The financial potential of property in Tuscany that comes with its own working olive grove or vineyard has been tried and tested by many British buyers - and not just the famous ones either. Take a look at ventures such as http://www.potentino.com for more about Italian estates put to multiple use as working farms and agriturismo - a network of approved farm properties where tourists can stay and learn about rural life.
But if you’re really serious about trying to earn money from your green fingered ambitions, a long hard look at the reality of such a venture is advisable. For every expat #gettingbacktonature, comes a plaintive plea for help with the harvest via farmstay websites such as workaway.info from those who have purchased a lttle more than they can plough.
Contact Winkworth International for more details of Tuscan properties with fruitful business potential; we can give you the help you need in making your new home and business in Italy one move you won’t regret.
If you’re someone for whom the lure of being a Tuscan landowner means more than simply planting your garden, it’s perfectly possible to buy property with its own olive grove, vineyard or orchard. In Tuscany, olive and wine production are not the only means of making your property pay its way - from essential oil yielded by Eucalyptus trees to the harvesting of apples, oranges and lemons, growing your own produce can be quite literally fruitful here. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that anyone can have a go - sophisticated eco-farming methods such as perma-culture are just as common in Tuscany as being au-fait with best practice in terms of employing local staff. Nevertheless, there are a number of British success stories when it comes to working olive oil farms and vineyards inspiration.