Winery

With a tradition spanning 9 centuries,
Villa Montepaldi has its roots in the past but looks to the future

1101

A document dated 20 May certifies the sale of the property to the Abbey of Passignano

1487

The villa was sold to Lorenzo de’ Medici by the historic Florentine Acciaioli family

1627

Marquis Corsini bought the farm, making it among the most productive in Tuscany

1989

The farm became property of the University of Florence which still is the owner and made it an important research and experimentation center

The best fruit of our land and research can be savoured in your glass

 

The property of Montepaldi covers an area of about 300 hectares. Besides the Villa Medicea (with the underground wine cellar), it includes the winery, the olive mill, a small village and a few outbuildings.

Villa Montepaldi is a productive winery that uses the benefits of research to enhance the raw materials. Our analysis of the terrain and painstaking care for the vines, together with attention to all phases of the grape transformation are rewarded in the distinctive character of our wines.

Since 1989, the property has belonged to the University of Florence, which supports the entire production process with innovative techniques and a multidisciplinary approach.

 

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Every day we put our passion into achieving the perfect balance between tradition and innovation

 

The wines produced at Villa Montepaldi emerge from the interaction between historical, scientific and technological research, and a profound knowledge of the land that is home to our vineyards. We promote the excellence of Chianti Classico and its regional heritage with our red wines, enveloping and balanced, without forgetting the great international grape varieties.

What distinguishes us is our double soul: on the one hand the winery, a strong, productive identity, constantly listening to the market to offer consumers excellent wines that satisfy their taste and demand; on the other the University, like an experimental workshop to guarantee a scientific and innovative approach to the production processes.

We respond to the demands of an increasingly aware clientele with top quality wines that exude the flavours of an age-old tradition animated by a strong innovative drive.

 

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Wines born where Lorenzo de’ Medici cultivated “vini vermigli e malvagie”

 

Villa Montepaldi lies on the hills around San Casciano in Val di Pesa, about 20 km away from Florence, into the northern area of Chianti Classico, in one of the most prosperous and renowned wine-making areas in Tuscany.

Vineyards and olive groves, arable land, orchards, and woods paint the landscape around Villa Montepaldi, a classic example of Renaissance building, located at 256 meters on the ridge overlooking the Pesa river valley.

One glass, thousand stories