Team Building in a vineyard


“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

Henry Ford

A hyper-local team building experience isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a revolutionary approach that brings employees together in a fun, engaging, and productive way within an unconventional landscape. Recently, Smartway, in collaboration with Terra Antica, offered such an unprecedented team building experience, creating a unique blend of tradition, innovation, and collaboration.

The experience took place in Terra Antica’s vineyard, where participants worked as a team, actively following the entire process of wine creation. From tending to the vines to applying the label on the bottle, it was a sensorial journey that deepened their appreciation for the craft.

The result? An event that transcended mere enjoyment to become a true lesson in pride, curiosity, and growth.

Operating organically for over fifteen years, Terra Antica produces wine and olive oil with a strong focus on quality, nestled in the lush greenery of the Tuscan landscape, bordering the magical realm of Umbria.

We had the opportunity to interview Mario, the founder of Terra Antica, to uncover the secrets behind the success of this unforgettable event.

Pride and Curiosity: Core Values

“Pride and curiosity were the two major values that emerged during this team building,” stated Mario. “The pride of those who work in this profession every day with care, ownership, presence, and attention, always keeping the theme of excelling in what they do firmly in mind.”

These values were passionately conveyed by Terra Antica’s workers to the guests, creating an atmosphere of shared satisfaction and joy. The experience was described as a celebration of company values and the ability to surpass limits.

Overcoming Comfort Zones

The main challenge was to overcome differences in language and context between Terra Antica’s agricultural sector and the hosted group. However, the metaphor of growth permeated the entire project. “Growing means changing, means going beyond,” emphasized Mario. “Both Terra Antica and the participating group managed to go beyond their own limits and comfort zones.”

Impact on the Territory and Participants

The Tuscany landscape played a fundamental role in the experience, inspiring and creating a deep connection with the participants. “This territory creates inspiration, balance, and harmony with oneself and with nature,” explained Mario. The event represented a new perspective, a chance to convey the region’s essence in a different way, striking at the heart and stimulating out-of-the-box thinking.

Strategic Collaboration with Smartway

The collaboration with Smartway was essential for the event’s success. “It was an exceptional satisfaction and joy to bring this event to success together with Smartway,” declared Mario. Smartway’s precision, efficiency, and creativity contributed to creating a lively and unique experience, with a strategic impact for the region and Terra Antica’s future.

In conclusion, this vineyard’s team building experience demonstrated that through collaboration, passion, and the willingness to overcome challenges, something truly extraordinary can be created. An event that will remain etched in the memories of all who had the privilege to participate, and that opens the door to a bright future for the region.