The philosopher-king Marcus Aurelius possessed a subtle understanding of the natural world and the inherent harmony of all living things. During the second century AD he spoke ardently of the importance of benevolence amongst humanity, and using the imagery of two of nature’s greatest creations stated, "We ought to do good to others a simply as a horse runs…or a vine bears grapes season after without thinking of the grapes it has borne."
In the beautiful Adige Valley, near Lake Garda in Italy, Anna and Stefano Galber have created their own harmonious environment combining the time-honored traditions of which Marcus Aurelius spoke: fine vineyards and beautiful horses. Both passions require remarkably similar attributes, including a sense of tradition and an appreciation of nature, as well as great patience and perseverance.
~ Stefano Galber