Who we are
Janet & Stefano – After spending many years nourishing both their grove and an ever-growing network of direct buyers, remain committed to sustainability, excellence and the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of their place by sharing the experience of producing and preparing fresh, quality food and Italian conviviality around the table.
Livia Magazzini – The youngest of two daughters, food and wine lover, she returned to her roots in 2017 after having worked for several years in Germany. Together with Tim she brought fresh ideas, youthful strength, innovation and lingering, attentive hedonism, but also the desire to give continuity to Sagittario’s farming activity and values.
Tim Edlich – Grew up in the south of Germany and worked for many years in the wine and food world industry in Munich, developing a major interest in natural wines and sustainable farms and realities. Very passionate, knowledgeable and at this point italianized enough, Tim has brought a precious contribution to the Sagittario family.
From the Grove to the Table
One of our greatest satisfactions is being able to harvest the olives, bottle and send our freshly pressed oil directly to the table of olive oil lovers just in time to share the winter ritual of ‘olio nuovo’ with friends and family for the holidays.
Janet, transplanted from California, and Stefano, whose family had worked the land for generations, bought a small olive grove near their home in Impruneta in the 70’s and began producing their own olive oil as a hobby, but it soon became a passion and in 1983 they created the Sagittario label.
The logo, from a majolica made in the 1400’s by Luca Della Robbia, depicts how extra virgin olive oil has been made for centuries in the hills surrounding Florence in the season of Sagittarius. Even 600 years ago in Tuscany, farmers climbed into the trees to harvest the olives rather than wait until they were ripe enough to fall or be knocked down, resulting in the distinctive taste and nutritional quality still found in Sagittario.