Italian vineyard for sale in San Gimignano in Siena Tuscany
This Italian vineyard for sale in Italy is located in San Gimignano in Siena, Tuscany. The vine is the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the first white wine in the region that was awarded a DOCG status, (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita), the highest classification for Italian wines.
The vineyard enjoys a hilltop location, over-looking the town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its medieval architecture and and its tower houses. The wine estate is one of the last few authentic, family owned vineyards in the area and it has been operated as an Agriturismo for more than 25 years, generating income not only from the production of wine and olive oil, but also from the many tourists visiting the area.
The wine and olive oil estate
The Italian vineyard for sale encompass five separate buildings with a total floor area of 4000m² of which approx. 1070m² is residential living space. The remaining areas are storage facilities, wine cellar, utility rooms etc, needed for the running of the vineyard and the olive oil production.
The estate span 12 hectares of land, all of which is connected forming one single , intact piece of land which is a significant advantage. Many of the neighbouring estates have been divided to access the different areas, owners have to pass through land of others to access their vineyards and groves.
The main house and the Agriturismo
There are 6 self-contained apartments on the estate, each with kitchen and dining facilities and 15 bedrooms in total. The current owners are using two of the apartments for their private use while the remaining apartments are holiday rentals.
There is a separate building across the court yard from the apartments which is used as breakfast and dining area as well as reception area for guests. This property has been carefully restored using authentic Tuscan materials such as stone, cotto and chestnut beams. The result is a beautiful building with high ceilings flooded by lots of natural light.
Vineyards & Olive Groves
Vernaccia is one of the finest white wines produced in Italy and the first wine in Italy to receive the DOCG classification in 1966. One of the secrets behind the high quality wines produced in the area is the sand and clay soil which has built up into layers and combined with the sloping hillsides, the vines are able to lay deep roots whilst still benefitting from excellent drainage.
There are approx. a total of 7 hectares of vineyards ( DOCG + DOC ), sloping away to the south of the wine estate. All of the land is connected directly to the main estate.
The Tuscan country estate also produces high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The olives are harvested by hand from 3.3 hectares of Olive Groves.
The estate encompasses approx. 12 hectares of land of which 7 hectares are vineyards, 3 hectares are olive groves and the remaining 2 hectares are arable land.
The Italian wineyard for sale sits on one of the hills closest to the town of San Gimignano and offers perfect views of the town and its medieval towers. The wine and olive growing estate also benefits from easy access from the road leading to town while still enjoying quiet and peaceful surroundings with vineyards and olive groves on three sides.
There are several internationally famous wine estates nearby and the town of San Gimignano offers restaurants, shops, banks, pharmacy and a charming weekly market.
The larger cities of Florence and Siena are only 45 and 30 minutes respectively and Pisa airport is 1 hour from the vineyard for sale.
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