Castello FIorentino 28

Castello Fiorentino - Authentic XIII Century Castle & Historical Winery Close to Florence

P.O.A To restore

Features and Amenities:

  • Location: Florence , Tuscan Countryside
  • Typology: Winery, Manor
  • Condition: Active business - to restore
  • Size: approx 6.000 m2 - 64,585 ft2
  • Land: 147 ha - 363.24 ac
  • Number of buildings: 5
  • Price Range: from 7M up
  • Olive Grove: Yes, 11 ha - 27.18 ac
  • Vineyard: 40 ha - 98.84 ac
  • Parking: Yes
  • Private access road: Yes
  • Extra features: Historic Castle, Beautiful and strategic location, Adaptable to many uses, Perfect as an investment

Distances:

  • Cities:
  • Firenze 30 km
  • Greve in Chianti 34 km
  • Panzano 30 km
  • San Gimignano 30 km 
  • Siena 65 km

  • Beaches and Lakes:
  • Viareggio 90 km 
  • Livorno 78 km
  • Forte dei Marmi 100 km
  • Castiglioncello 90 km

  • Airports:
  • Firenze Airport 25 km
  • Pisa Airport 65 km

  • Highways:
  • SGC Firenze-Pisa-Livorno
  • A/1 Milano – Napoli

Florence , Tuscan Countryside

Location

  • City: Firenze
  • Province: Florence

The location is very interesting, it is just a short walk to the historic centre of a small renowned town in the Chianti region. 

It is a perfect spot both for tourism and for the wine business field, due to being located in one of the most famous wine regions and due to its proximity and connection to the main roads and highways.

Description in Detail

Castello Fiorentino is a medieval castle dating back to the 13th century, roughly a 40 minutes-drive from Florence. Despite its age, the castle has been very well preserved and boasts charming interiors to complement the grand exterior. The property still holds ancient archives of important historical figures and memorabilia of both the Renaissance and World War I. Its second-century tower dominates the valley over which its lies, looking over the surrounding farmland and typically beautiful Tuscan landscape.

The castle residence is surrounded by 150 hectares of the Tuscan countryside, used for the production of 6 fine wines and 2 award-winning olive oils, as well as arable farmland and woodland. Castello Fiorentino combines the old with the new, using traditional methods for production, with an innovative market philosophy, establishing territorial identity to their produce.

The tools for a winemaking venture are all present; grapes can be picked on the 40 hectares of vineyards, stored in the 243 m2 cellar, and sold on-site. 300,000 bottles of wine are produced roughly every year. The 40 hectares of vineyard are comprised mainly of Sangiovese grapes, additionally, there are also Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Malbec, Canaiolo, Viognier, and Trebbiano grapes. Chianti Colli Fiorentini wines have personality and character, consisting mainly of Sangiovese and Colorino grapes. The current owner ventured out in 1997, adding Merlot, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec grapes.

The 6 functioning hectares of olive groves are just as fruitful, producing 5 tonnes of olives per year. There are two types of olive oil produced here, due to the variety of olives, il Frantoiano, il Moraiolo, il Leccino, il Pendolino. Both types of oil, including a ‘Laudemio’, have won many awards.

Accommodation for staff can be provided in the numerous outhouses and restored farmhouses away from the property. These rural buildings have maintained their aesthetics and are safe and convenient.

This property is the wine-lovers fantasy, producing 6 of the highest quality authentic Tuscan wines, in the backdrop of an idyllic landscape with beautiful rolling hills. Castello Fiorentino provides an escape to the country to explore one’s passion for wine, whilst being just a short car journey from Florence.

Vineyards & Winery Details

  • Vineyard Surface
    40 ha - 98.4 ac
  • Yearly Production
    Produces about 2,000 hectolitres of wine, around 300,000 bottles of 6 types of wine: 3 Toscana IGT rossi, 1 Toscana IGT bianco, 2 Chianti D.0.C.G. Riserva, 1 Vin Santo del Chianti D.O.C., 1 Vin Santo del Chianti D.O.C. “ GOLD LABEL”

Wines Produced

Type Composition N°Bottles Produced Price per Bottle
Chianti DOCG 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 2.5% Trebbiano, 2.5% Malvasia
Toscana IGT 30% Malbec, 30% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Ancelotta
Chianti Riserva DOCG 80% Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon10% Canaiolo,
Toscana IGT 70% Merlot, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Petit Verdot
Toscana IGT Bianco 60% Chardonnay, 40% Bianco
Vina santo del Chiant DOCG 80% Trebbiano e 20% Malvasia

Current State and Condition

The Castle is well preserved, the business is in operation and the rest needs renovation.

Land Registry Details

The property is partially owned by a private person and partially by a company headed by the same owner.

Potential Uses

The estate is an excellent viticulture activity. It would be perfect both as a hotel due to its’ tourist destination and as a private residence. It could also be completely rented out for short periods. 

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