Over the centuries, the territory of Portofino has not lived only of the sea. There were other scenarios of life and work on the land and hillsides. Today the ambition of our project is to redevelop abandoned areas of the Portofino Park, paying particular attention to sustainability and the wellbeing of the environment.
A fortunate alchemy between nature and cultural tradition leads to excellence.
This extraordinary territory, squeezed between sea and mountain, repays the commitment of care and planning with the unique and precious quality of its every single fruit.
We strive every day to promote our most authentic and significant traditions, revisiting the potential and consistency of ancient processes, which always contribute to guaranteeing the highest-quality standard of our products.
The return to Portofino’s traditional agricultural practices and methods ensures the excellence of the “Made-In-Italy” brand.
Only through a perspective of sustainable resource management, can our commitment be achieved. The attention to this fundamental aspect is therefore a priority that underlies our progress every day, orienting choices, strategies and ultimate actions.
Portofino is a place of absolute beauty. Yet behind the famous square, other more hidden beauties have something incredible to reveal.
The fundamental element of our project is an idea of preservation and implementation of ancient traditions.
The initial goal – still central to our work – is to re-introduce the cultivation practices of the past while enhancing agricultural techniques, recovering ancient vineyards and olive groves and taking care of all the production processes.
There are 5 locations of La Portofinese and I Coppelli, distributed throughout the promontory of Portofino between “sea and hillside”.
On the hillside of Portofino we have:
La Portofinese Eco-Farm is a renewable and self-sustainable farm nestled within Portofino’s Natural Park. The farm provides a home to our bees’ garden, the eroici (heroic) vineyards, a butterfly garden…and much more! We love to call it a park within the park and also famous as a piece of heaven.
I Coppelli’s olive oil press mill
I Coppelli’s olive oil press mill rises from the ancient walls of a drying room used in the past to dehydrate chestnuts, corn on the cob and other products collected from the Portofino hill sides. Surrounding the building is a beautiful old olive grove integrated with young olive trees, where our poultry ranges free.
The Gassetta Mill and our Hop Yard
The Gassetta mill is an historic mill from 1700, surrounded by a generous hop yard from which we produce two types of craft beers: Golden Ale & Amber Ale. In the Mill restaurant you may enjoy genuine products from our land.
By the seaside of Portofino, near the famous Piazzetta, we have:
I Coppelli’s Cellar&Grotto
They are easily reachable from the Portofino’s main parking lot. Here is where our wine production process officially ends having started in our eco farm vineyards Farm and resulting in the bottles of wine in our cellar.
The Portofino’s Lighthouse
Portofino’s Lighthouse, the farthest point of the territory. It is here you will find the ideal setting for unforgettable Italian aperitivos and delicious light faire. More than a cocktail bar with a spectacular view, the Faro has become a veritable beacon of attraction for locals, visitors and international VIPs alike. The perfect location for private events and celebrations.
In all of our products you will encounter the rich and captivating taste of the Portofino Promontory. Our mission is to ensure the highest quality of local and sustainable products, while exploring the beautiful diversity of flavours from our region and and rooted in our territory and traditions.
The idea of creating a new brand – Portofinesegreen – was born from the need to create a dedicated space for research and planning of renewable resources available in Portofino.
In this section we want to share with you our green projects, those in existence and the on-going ones
"For a very different kind of Portofino dining experience, head into the promontory to the Mulino del Gassetta, an ancient mill, where you can sample local dishes and home-grown products. ”
"Equally romantic is a private dinner at the Portofino lighthouse with magnificent views over the Golfo di Tigullio.”
“When you arrive at the lighthouse, which juts into the sea at the tip of Portofino, you can reward yourself with spritzes, wine, locally brewed beer, and plenty of snacks. The terrace can also be rented out for private dinners, where guests can enjoy gourmet meals while taking in the sunset. ."
“Stop for a gourmet picnic of locally grown produce (the Pecorino drizzled in wildflower honey is divine) and savour a glass of crisp white wine. As La Portofinese’s delicious Vermentino is in limited production, it’s a treat saved for those who visit the vineyard-strewn slopes."
“Venture beyond the quayside for an aperitivo and make a beeline for the century-old ligthouse dramatically perched on the edge of the headland."