Winemaking for 3000 years
Tenuta di Capezzana is in Tuscany’s Carmignano region where wines are being made for 3000 years ago. In 1475, a woman built the casa de Signori and nine farmhouses along with it, planted with vines. Many families and subsequent generations took control of the winery, and after a long time in 1920, it was bought by the Contini Bonacossi family, the current owners of the estate. They expanded the estate with the purchase of two nearby farms, Trefiano and Il Poggetto.
So, the Capezzana winery was divided into three farms, all used to produce high-quality wines and olive oil
Tenuta di Capezzana: a long experience in organic farming
Alessandro had a passion for collecting bottles, and even today, the winery has vintages dating back to almost 1925. In 1945, the company was transformed into a modern business by Ugo. His son Vittorio started working here at a young age and dedicated to the conversion of the company towards organic farming. The winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generation of the family. Beatrice looks after the sales while her sister Benedetta is the winemaker.
Taste one of the best wines in Tuscany
Organic methods are employed in the vineyards, and the main grape varieties grown here are Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. A long and challenging process ensued to reinstate the original “Carmignano” denomination and, thanks to the efforts of Ugo Contini Bonacosi, in 1975, the Carmignano DOC was once again officially recognized, followed by the superior DOCG in 1990. The wines proudly represent the Carmignano, one of the best wine regions in Tuscany.