Azienda Agricola Giol

OASIS

Oasis

The garden

In the heart of the ancient fiefdom of San Polo lies a small corner of paradise: 14 hectares of fields, woodlands and a spring water lake reflecting the Castle and two islands. The lake teems with European perch, largemouth bass, tench, rudd, carp, chub and eel. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts an array of magnificent secular trees: beech, maple, oak, cedar, magnolia, holm oak and ginkgo biloba.

 

From woodpeckers to squirrels

It is an unspoilt oasis, one of the last remaining.
A small corner of paradise where the fragile balance of nature provides the perfect habitat for heron, mallard, common moorhen, pheasant, squirrel, magpie, jay, several varieties of woodpecker including the great spotted woodpecker and the green woodpecker plus common wood pigeon, chaffinch, song thrush, European robin, greenfinch, goldfinch, black-crowned night heron and other migratory species that come here to rest.

 

Spring water in the winery

The old winery is set against a backdrop of age-old wisteria and lime trees alongside a gurgling spring that teems with trout and freshwater prawns. Freshwater prawns have been found here since time immemorial and since they are known to favour clean, unpolluted watercourses, they are a good ecological indicator of the state of the water. Here in San Polo the frescoes of the Last Supper that can be admired in the old Church of San Giorgio (1491) depict the apostles eating freshwater prawns and drinking red wine, two typical specialties of this area that are still enjoyed today.