In the heart of Tuscany, somewhere in the Florence-Siena-Pisa triangle, there is a beautiful, several millenia-old etruscan town, called Volterra. Admittedly, not a place that many associate mostly with wine – at least not like neighbouring Chianti and Bolgheri. Nevertheless, in amongst the sedimentary layered, mostly clay based postcard hills, many of which also hide alabaster, we still managed to find two very different wineries to fall in love with. Two different families, from two different worlds, both creating something magical. The common ground is just that: the ground – and the vines growing out of it.