“Il Santo” – our family, our wines, our olive oil
“Il Santo” consists of a group of farmhouses whose origins date back to 1100. My family moved here in 1983 and after lengthy renovation work, all the ancient structures have been restored, and ancient cultivation restarted to produce wine and olive oil Our agritourism activity was then begun. The rooms have been renovated in Tuscan architectural taste, and even the interiors have been furnished by recovering old furniture or creating new pieces in an antique style, to create a familiar and welcoming atmosphere.
“Il Santo” is an ancient place, rich in history and culture, that has undoubtedly experienced important moments in history and witnessed the passage of who knows how many lives and events. This context creates a particular atmosphere which will transform your stay into a unique experience.
The Azienda Agricola “Il Santo”
Our azienda (company) is a small, family-run business. The total area of our property is 7 ha. of which 2.5 ha. are planted with vineyards and 2.5 ha. are planted with olive groves, from which we obtain small but valuable productions of Chianti Classico Wine and Extra Virgin olive oil.
The vineyards are planted largely with Sangiovese vines plus a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, grown using the Guyot method. The vines are located at an altitude between 200 and 300 m. with an excellent southern exposure.
The olive groves consist of secular olive trees and new younger plants, and there are many varieties such as Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Moraiolo, Leccio del Corno are located at an altitude of 300-350 m.