Castelvecchio winery in Chianti colli fiorentini

Nestled in San Pancrazio, within the serene municipality of San Casciano Val di Pesa, Castelvecchio winery stands just 20 km south of Florence, making it an essential stop for anyone embarking on a Florence wine tour. As a beacon in the Chianti Colli Fiorentini area, this winery estate, founded in 1962 by Renzo Rocchi, has become synonymous with the best wineries in Chianti, blending tradition with innovation to produce exquisite wine and olive oil.

A Legacy of Excellence

Today, the Rocchi family continues to honor and expand the legacy of Renzo, cultivating a variety of grapes such as Sangiovese, the backbone of Chianti wine, alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Canaiolo Nero, and others, across an elevation of 250 to 350 meters. The farm spans 73 hectares, dedicated to vineyards and olive groves, signifying a commitment to quality and the environment.

The Winemaking Process: A Blend of Tradition and Innovation

Since 1995, Castelvecchio has undergone significant renovations, including replanting 18 hectares of vineyards, to ensure the highest wine quality. The wineries, situated underground beneath the villa, boast stainless steel tanks and the ideal conditions for aging in wood and bottle, showcasing their dedication to crafting wines that reflect the rich terroir of the region.

Signature Wines of Castelvecchio

  • Chianti Colli Fiorentini Il Castelvecchio: A testament to the Chianti wine taste, this blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot presents an intense ruby red color, with a velvety and persistent palate, perfect for pairing with red meat and savory dishes.
  • Il Brecciolino: Featuring a harmonious blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, this wine offers a complex bouquet of cherry, spices, and tobacco, ideal for red roasted meat and aged cheese.
  • Chianti Vigna La Quercia: With 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine matures into a burgundy red, offering a rounded, elegant structure that complements grilled or roasted red meats beautifully.

A Tuscan Retreat: More Than Just Wine Tasting

Castelvecchio Farm is not only renowned for its wines but also as a destination for those seeking the quintessential Tuscany wine tasting experience. The family welcomes tourists into a country house near the 15th-century villa, offering apartments that promise relaxation amidst nature. The presence of a swimming pool and the Tuscan architectural style make it an ideal spot for both couples and families.

Join the Experience

For those planning wine tours in Tuscany, particularly interested in wine tasting in Florence or looking for wine tours from Florence, Castelvecchio Farm offers an exclusive immersive experience into the world of Italian winemaking. Uniquely, this coveted journey to the heart of Tuscany’s wine culture is available exclusively through our agency. Castelvecchio Farm has chosen to partner solely with us, ensuring that visitors who wish to explore their renowned vineyards, taste their exquisite wines, and delve into the rich history of Tuscan winemaking can only do so by booking through our services. Its strategic location near Florence makes it a convenient and compelling choice for anyone eager to discover the best of Tuscany’s wine culture. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to visit one of the most esteemed wineries in the region—contact us to secure your spot on a tour that promises to be as enlightening as it is unforgettable.