Located on the slopes of the Montalbano, North-West of Florence, Capezzana has a unique terroir: the hillsgently descend towards the plain, facing different exposure. A complex and varied soil originated from seashorecracks. A cool breeze coming fromthe Apennines allows the growth of unique and elegant wines with anincredible aging capacity.
Capezzana had been making wine and olive oil since 804 A.D. within the Carmignanoarea, as shown in the Florentine archive rental contract. Carmignano, mentionedin the 1716 Grand DukeCosimo 3rd De’ Medici “Bando,” a wine protecting law, has beena well-known wine-producing area forcenturies. Our wine was the Grand Duke’s favorite. By the end of the 1500’s he introduced the Cabernet, knownin the area as “Uva Francesca.” The Contini Bonacossi family doesn’t see itself as the owner of the land butrather as its custodian, adopting organic practices and employing indigenous yeasts.
Their philosophy is basedon maintaining a healthy soil for future generations. Capezzana means family, hospitality, and conviviality, butalso art, culture, and history composing a unique “fresco.” You can experience Capezzana by visiting ouragritourism, which offers accommodations, wine tours, cooking classes, dining areas, and wine tasting.Alessandro ad Vittoria legacy lives on. They were art dealers and collectors of the past century, part of theircollection, 144 pieces of art, were donated to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and are now exhibited in 8 rooms.