Azienda Agricola Concadoro is located in Castellina in Chianti about 7 kms from the village. The Concadoro story started in the 17th century when it served as a resting place for clergymen on route to the Maremma Casentino and shepherds who exchanged goat’s milk for overnight accommodations. It was called “The Capraie” (Sheep) by the shepherds but over the years the farm accumulated most of the arable land in the valley and added the production of olive oil and wine. In 1878 a fabulous villa was built on the hilltop looking over all the fields. In 1960 the farm was bought by Commander Luigi Cerasi of Rome and was given its current name, Concadoro; the “Golden Basin” which the valley resembles in the setting afternoon sun. The current proprietors are Adriano and Claudio Cerasi, heirs of the Commander.
The 20 hectares of vineyards are maintained using traditional methods and natural fertilizers. Only pesticide products such as copper sulphate are used, no herbicides and the winery has been granted IT BIO ICA status by Italian agricultural authorities, one of only a few Chianti producers with this status.
The Chiantis represented by Corveste Wines are all heavily based on the Sangiovese grape. The Chianti Classico and Riserva are traditional blends of Sangiovese and Canaiolo, the Vigna di Gaversa Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and Caravaggio Chianti Classico is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. All of the wines are aged in oak giving them the unmistakeable Calvino bouquet.
The farm also has 37 hectares of olive groves producing an excellent olive oil, Vin Santo and Grappa are also produced.
Recently the farm has rebuilt the old farmhouse and converted it into a 5 apartment Agriturismo with beautiful views of the valley.
Where the woods transform into vineyards, in a still uncontaminated land, the vineyards of Serra climb up the steep hills – the area’s climate is extremely favorable to wine production, at between 300 to 500 m a.s.l.
Farming tradition has always included the cultivation of vineyards, alternating with that of the chestnut, which in these lands are called “marroni”, and the raising of livestock.
Testimony to this, are the thousands of small homes called “Staul” or stables, spread out among the vineyards, where the animals rested up after their daily grazing.
This involved a complete production cycle: the animals where fed hay, but also the leftovers of the chestnut harvest; the manure from the animals served to enrich the soil of the vineyards; while the stones removed from the vineyards were used to build the stables to shelter the animals and shed up the tools.
The environment has remained the same, thanks to the steepness of the slopes and the alternating woods.
The wine farmer co-inhabits the vineyards with all sorts of animals; badgers that dig up soil in search of insects and old chestnuts, there is also deer which at times disturb activities, as do birds that peck at the grapes.
Hence, scarecrows are not uncommon in the area!
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Poderi Archangelo- Italy
Located on a panoramic hill in San Gimignano Poderi Arcangelo Farmholidays is one of the best Farmhouse in Tuscany near Siena, which like a small village welcomes you with a sincere embrace of nature, conviviality, good and healthy cooking, with organic products of his farm.
The experience of a holiday in this Farmhouse near San Gimignano will allow you to get closer to nature, to his emotions, to share with his owners the country life and its activities: the harvest, wine cellar or stay in complete relax by the swimming pool overlooking the Chianti Countryside.
The energy of this place will be contagious, you absorb so much that you will came back…
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Enrico Santini - Italy
The estate produced its first wines in 1999 but was quickly recognized as one of the future stars under the Bolgheri appellation.
Passion that leads to a new life
- Enrico Santini spent 15 years working in the supermarket industry before leaving to work for a friend’s winery.
- After three years Enrico ventured out on his own – with no winery, no vineyards, no tools and, as he puts it, mortgages enough for two lives.
- Enrico planted his first vineyard in 1998 and transformed the garage and basement of his home into a winery.
- The vineyards are farmed organically, and Enrico is able to severely limit the use of copper sulphates and sulfur.
- The vineyards are planted as follows: a 17 acre plot of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot; a 5 acre plot of Vermentino and Sauvignon Blanc; and a 10 acre plot of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.