Villa Calcinaia dates back to the 16th century
Conti Capponi’s Villa Calcinaia was founded in 1524 and is famous for Chianti Classico wines. They are internationally-famous since the 20th century, but Villa Calcinaia’s history dates back to the 16th century. For the last 50 years, the family has made many investments to improve their winemaking technology so as to make the best wines that represent the gifted terroir and rich traditions of the region. Villa Calcinaia’s wines are a true mirror of the company’s pride and history.
Villa Calcinaia is on the left bank of Greve River and has calcareous soil of Eocene origin. The sea level, sunlight exposure, and other climatic conditions are ideal for the growth and cultivation of grapes. They started organic farming in 2000, starting with the olive groves and then in the vineyards. The estate has historic vines and olive trees dating back to the 19th century. Organic farming helps to preserve the health of the vines and protect the natural environment of the region.
High-quality products of the winery
They grow Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Mammolo, Occhiorosso, Merlot, Grechetto, Malvasia Blanca, Trebbiano, and Chenin Blanc grapes for their wines. Chianti Classico DOCG is their flagship product, but they also make goat cheese, honey, extra virgin olive oil, etc. You will find around 20 different wines, all different categories of Chianti Classico, including Chianti Classico Riserva and three different single-vineyard Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. Visit the estate and experience the amazing hospitality offered by them.