Surrounded by Rolling Hills, Olive Groves, and Vineyards
Spanned across a hundreds-hectare, immersed in a Tuscan countryside, Quercia al Poggio is a family-owned winery smack-dab in the middle of Sienna and Florence, in Monsanto. The estate is positioned a short drive away from two historic wineries, the Castello Della Paneretta and Isola e Olena. It owns 15 hectares of vineyards, partially located towards Castellina and half overlooking the north Valley in Barberino Val d’Elsa.
Quercia al Poggio is a Former Monastery-Turned-Winery
Owned by Michela and Vittorio Rossi, the winery came into being in 1997. Constructed in the 19th century, the winery was initially a farming settlement and Vallombrosa monastery that was later renovated and replanted by the Rossi family. Every work in the cellar and vineyards is done with great respect to traditions combined with modern methods. The winery also consists of two residential structures, the Podere Cappella and Villa Proneta, for overnight stays. Each building has four large apartments with a large swimming pool and a tennis court, making Quercia al Poggio a perfect spot for a family getaway.
Replanted Vineyards with New Techniques and Research on Clones & Rootstocks
Perched on the hillock and north valley, the vineyards are grown with a wide range of grapes. Along with high-quality Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, and Canaiolo, the winery team cultivates Malvasia Nera and Malvasia Bianca. Direct exposure to the sun and hillside and nurturing in fertile terroirs give birth to fruity berries. The harvest is done manually, and only the selected bunches are moved to the cellar for further processing.