A history of values and dedication
On the slopes of Mount Soprano, in the Paestum plain, once stood the Contrada Vannulo. Today, the land is now a successful organic agricultural business due to the commitment of people and the company who, together, have rewritten the history of the place.
The alluvial plain of Pestana was marked by the high presence of tuff in the soil and the ensuing difficulty of farming. Reclamation operations from the 1920s to post-World War II allowed local agriculture to develop and specialise.
It was in this context, at the beginning of the 1900s, that the original heart of the Vannulo farm was created, thanks to the initiative of Antonio Palmieri, grandfather of the current owner of the estate. It was a gamble that developed over time thanks to his grandson – also named Antonio Palmieri – into one of the most widely recognised agricultural and breeding companies in terms of excellence, experimentation, and rigour at both the Italian and international level.
Today, Tenuta Vannulo covers one hundred and fifty hectares of land dedicated to organic arable crops and is self-sufficient in fodder production for the six hundred buffalo – three hundred of which are milk buffalo – that make up the core of the farm, its production, and activities.
The range of products, skills, services and innovations has developed and strengthened over time: the decision to sell mozzarella only in the farm shop (1988) was followed by the opening of the Museo della civiltà contadina (Museum of Farming Culture) (1996) and ICEA organic certification (1996), the stables equipped with stalls (1996), buffalo yoghurt production and the opening of the Yogurteria (Yoghurt Shop) (2000), automated milking of the animals (2008), the Bottega della pelle (Leather Shop) (2007), the Degustazione (Tasting Room) (2015), the Bottega del cioccolato (Chocolate Shop) (2015) and the Bottega del pane (Bakery) (2023).
Tenuta Vannulo is committed to doing good by experimenting and innovating while respecting tradition and the rhythms of nature.