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The region and farm


Montefiridolfi is a tiny district of San Casciano Val di Pesa with a population of about 200. San Casciano in Val di Pesa with 17,000 inhabitants is a municipality of the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 15 kilometres southwest of Florence.

The territory was inhabited since Etruscan times, as evidenced by archaeological findings in Montefiridolfi. Since then it was the commercial centre of the region and linked Siena, Florence, Volterra and Fiesole.

The heritage of San Casciano abounds with art and history. It is the place where in 1513 Niccolo Machiavelli wrote his famous “Il Principe”.

The beauty and uniqueness of the area elevated it to be considered the “first region of Florence” and as well the “garden of Florence”. The characteristics of the territory are gentle hills covered with vines and olive trees, historic mansions and villages.

San Casciano is in the north east of the Chianti Classico Area. The area is highly renowned for the production of wine and olive oil. The principal cellars of the wine company Antinori are established in San Casciano.


Our farm

We are a microproducer and in the second generation of family ownership. We love and enjoy what we do. With a lot of pride we strive to produce only the highest quality.

Az. Agr. Poggio Santo is run following local traditions and focusing on the environment, situated in Montefiridolfi in the Chianti Classico region in Tuscany. As insinuated by its name Poggio Santo covers one entire hill. Its 13 hectares are surrounded by gentle hills, vineyards and delicate woodland The property offers stunning views and absolute tranquillity. It is a truly fascinating and unique place. One hectare is cultivated as vineyards and about 500 olive trees are growing on three hectares. The nearby woodland covering about 80% of the property primarily consists of oak and pine trees.

In 2014 and 2015 part of the vineyard was newly planted with Merlot. The older part of the vineyard was replanted a couple of years earlier with Sangiovese.

We improve continuously the property which is designated as a Fondo Chiuso as it is fully fenced, create terraces, replant olive trees and fruit trees such as figues and prunes. Wherever possible flowers are added to complement the art collected by the first generation of family ownership.


The vineyards

We cultivate Sangiovese and Merlot. The vines are worked in traditional local fashion. Our vineyards are one of the last remaining ones in the area that are not owned by the Antinori company giving testament of the quality of our wines. With the exception of ploughing and mowing all work is performed completely manually. The exposure is to the west. The soil texture is clayey.

The olive orchards

Our 500 trees consist of 5 different types of olives (Corregiolo, Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo, Lecio del Corno) typically found in Tuscany. Each tree is manually pruned every year.


The olive trees circumvent the vineyards and cover a good part of the hill. Most of them have endured and survived the cold in 1987.

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