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Cafaggio

Basilica Cafaggia - Chianti - Italy - Vineyard Tour - The Good Gourmet

Olive Oil Producer, Wine Producer, Wine Tasting, and Wine Tour

Wines

Grape Types

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese

Appellations

Chianti Classico DOCG and Toscana IGT

Wine Price

14,5 – 37€ 

Cultivated Surface

30

Hectars

Production Volume

150.000

Bottles

Vineyard Age

5 – 30

Years

Olive Oil

Olive Types

Type

 

Extraction

 

Organic

Cultivated Surface

3

Hectars

Production Volume

Litres

Our Story

The origins of the Cafaggio estate go back to a remote past, in medieval times, while the first document that attests to the presence of Cafaggio dates back to 1408, as it results from a precious parchment preserved in the estate’s archives. At that time, the estate was called “Cahago”, which means enclosed, cultivated field.

Records indicate that at the end of the fifteenth century, the estate was owned by the Benedictine monks of Siena, before passing into the hands of various owners, among which the famous Florentine family, the Niccolini.

Before the end of the modern age, the estate was sold to the Florentine Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova, and records show that even then the farm produced a great variety of food products, including wine and oil. In the nineteenth century, Cafaggio became property of the Boddi family.

At the end of the sixties, the property was purchased by the Farkas family. Originally a country house, in 1967 the property was in such a state of neglect that the Farkas decided not only to renovate the cellars but also to replant the vineyards and olive groves.

Since 2014 Cafaggio became property of ISA S.p.A. (Istituto Atesino di Sviluppo S.p.A.), an important financial company based in Trento, and of the engineer Marco Zanoni, who both aim at the development of Cafaggio in terms of valorization of existing potential through investments and new strategies that can enhance the production of the estate in today’s highly globalized markets. The method adopted is characterized by an almost maniacal care of the production process, across the entire supply chain, in order to guarantee a further qualitative improvement of its wines. Basilica Cafaggio is committed to strengthening its role as a niche producer of Chianti Classico and to enhance and improve what already exists.

We Speak:

English and Italian

Group Size:

2 – 20

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