in The Hearth of Chianti,
Castello di Poppiano Conte Ferdinando Guicciardini
A unique a experience, diving in the past while living in a dynamic production reality, discover the process of wine from the vineyard to the bottle, of olive oil from the tree to oil-mill, taste the excellence of the fruit of love for earth surrounded by centuries of history. This is : Castello di Poppiano.
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Fattoria Castello di Poppiano
Via di Fezzana,45 - Poppiano San Quirico - Montespertoli - Tuscany - Italy
+39 055 82315
Owner: Ferdinando Guicciardini
The hills around the Castello di Poppiano has been for centuries the main site of farming activity by the Guicciardini who, even when involved in the public life of Florence, continued to look after their possessions in the country side.
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The Estate has remained in my family from generation to generation. Ferdinando, my great grandfather, gave it a great boost in the 19th century, reclaiming lands, improving wine cellars and the oil mill. This activity was continued by Lorenzo, my grandfather and Guicciardino, my father.
I inherited Castello di Poppiano in 1962, just as sharecropping (which had been for centuries the traditional farming contract in Tuscany) was coming to an end. That was a difficult period which ultimately led to radical changes to our estate, including crop specialization and upgrading of processing facilities, whilst bearing in mind the fundamental principle that progress should always respect tradition.