It is a splendid country estate in the Chianti, in Panzano, in the province of Florence.
It is an enchanting tiny village on its own with a primary residence, various outbuildings used as offices, showrooms, residential purposes, storage, and garaging areas. Also included is a cellar for the processing and conservation of wines.
The property extends over 42 hectares (103,784 acres) of land with vineyards, olive groves, and woods on a mild hill of 500 meters above sea level.
The vineyard is about 9 hectares and extends over land geographically oriented to the south/southeast on the border between the provinces of Florence and Siena,
The Villa and the outbuildings are 491 square meters.
The main Villa is on several levels.
On the ground floor, there are rooms now used as offices, showrooms, and tasting rooms. However, they are ready to become an independent apartment with:
- entrance with study,
- large kitchen with a large wood oven,
On the second level, an elegant stone staircase leads to the main manor house, refined taste, maintaining a purely Tuscan style with terracotta floors and exposed beams. The interiors are bright and have a superior appearance. It is the result of progressive renovations and fine-tuning with quality materials. They include:
- large living room with fireplace,
- 4 bedrooms and three bathrooms.
- Terrace overlooking the valley and equipped with a hydro-massage tub.
The rooms of the Villa allow a possible further internal subdivision, being able to separate the spaces and constitute an additional apartment with functionally:
- living room,
- Four bedrooms,
- Two bathrooms.
- Outdoor Spaces.
This small village is the stereotype of the lifestyle of the high profile Tuscan Country Houses.
Thanks to the arrangement on several levels that gravitate around the main farmyard, the agricultural production areas are harmoniously combined with the residential ones, the green shaded zones with the vegetable garden, and the terraced garden from which you can enjoy an incredible view of the whole surrounding valley.
Due to this magical configuration, the property is perfect for welcoming groups of guests for events, celebrations, and wine tastings, enjoying the quiet and incomparable beauty of the surrounding hills and the perfectly manicured land owned and cultivated with vines and olive trees.
The vineyards and the wine Business.
The property belongs to well-known producers of excellent quality wines, owners of an appreciated label.
The vineyards spread over about 9 hectares of land are Sangiovese Grosso, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon used for the production of Chianti Classico DOCG, IGT, and Vinsanto. The plant density per hectare is about 4,500.
Annual production is around 40,000 bottles of wine but will increase to about 60,000 over the next few years.
The cellar hosts:
- steel vats for over 300 hectoliters (6599.07 gals),
- barrels and french Tonneaux for 300 hectoliters (6599.07 gals),
- concrete vats for fermentation,
- the Vinsantaia, a specific environment, one of a kind, created specifically to make Vinsanto,
These structures, along with processing and storage methods, are the real flagship of the production and aging of the wines of the proprietary label.
The property is just outside the old Borgo of Panzano.
Located in the middle between Siena and Florence, Panzano is today a delightful ancient Borgo. What remains of the original medieval historic center is now incorporated into the bell tower of the church of Santa Maria—rebuilt in the 19th century on top of the old medieval building. Today it includes what was once the tower of the castle destroyed several times. As you stroll through the quiet streets, you will immediately feel like you are in another era. If you follow the paved road that connects the two parts of the city, you will come across small shops and artisan workshops with works and artifacts by local artists.
The main square hosts outdoor restaurants and bars, where you can breathe the typical atmosphere of a Tuscan village, rich in scents and aromas, and points of attraction. Some have become known worldwide, such as the Butcher Cecchini, a historic family of butchers, a meeting point for locals and tourists searching for fine authentic meats and Beefsteaks!
A trip to Chianti cannot be from a stop in Panzano, perhaps at specific times of the week and year.
Every Sunday until 1 pm, there is the open market, where you can buy flowers and plants, fruit, cheeses, vegetables, roast chicken, clothes, and various objects, especially from the kitchen. On April 25, they celebrate the Good Season Festival at the beginning of spring and organize a lovely festival and a religious procession with many parades in period costumes. On the third weekend of September, it comes the Vino al Vino event, an anniversary during which local producers exhibit their wine and food specialties, open to tastings by everyone.
Panzano is only 7 kilometers away from Greve, the “capital village” of Chianti, where services of any kind are available, such as shops, banks, post offices, public transports that frequently leave towards Florence and Siena. For Golf lovers, there is also the famous Ugolino Golf Resort, just 15 km away.
Why buying a property in Chianti.
Buying a house in Chianti near Florence is the emblem of a lifestyle and a profitable investment that lasts over time. The Chianti is the area dreamed of by many globally, famous for its landscapes sprinkled with old villages and ancient castles, mild hills with olive groves and vineyards, good climate all year round, excellent gastronomy.
A property like this includes all in one spot, all the best features for a versatile investment.
- It is a top location in one of the most beautiful places in the world if you think of a relocation made of quiet living and contact with nature,
- it is suitable as a big family Villa or as a country house for great holidays in Tuscany,
- it is perfect for a selected and high-level hospitality activity, organizing courses like in a Didactic Farm (yoga, pilates, meditation, food, and wine), welcoming groups of occasional guests for events, celebrations, and wine tasting.
- You can take over an already well-established top-level wine business with an internationally known and accredited brand. With the possibility of direct management or reliance on interested third parties.
Coming from Florence (or from the Firenze Sud exit of the motorway), follow the Chiantigiana (SR 222) signs, which passes through Grassina, Strada in Chianti, and then Greve in Chianti. From here, the particularly scenic road to get to Panzano is only 7 km before.
Coming from Siena, take the SR 222 and follow the signs for Castellina in Chianti and Greve.
Panzano is also easily reachable by public transport: the usual bus goes to Greve – the number 365 – and you can catch it at the central bus station in Florence near the Santa Maria Novella train station.
- The closest town to the property is Greve in Chianti: 7 km.
- Florence city center: 20 km
- San Gimignano 15 km
- Siena: 30 km
- Pisa: 100 km
- Lucca: 110 km
- Arezzo: 65 km
- Volterra: 58 km, 1 hour journey
- Montalcino: 92 km, 1 hour and 20 minutes by car
- Bologna: 120 km
- Rome: 250 km
- Milan: 330 km
- Amerigo Vespucci-Florence Airport: 30 Km
- Pisa International Airport: 120 Km
- Bologna International Airport: 135 km