Majestically perched high on the hill above the Pesa River valley surrounded by steep impenetrable forests, Podere Capaccia keeps watch on Radda’s northern region. The original tower of Capaccia was built in the 13th century and served a pivotal role in the war between the Ghibellines of Siena and the Guelphs of Florence. Historically, Podere
Capaccia belonged to the noble Ginori Conti land holdings until 1974 when the estate transformed into a renowned wine producer. Since purchasing the property in 2010, Herman De Bode has assembled a production team to bring to life his vision of creating one of the best wines in Italy. After replanting the vineyards, Herman built a state-of-the-art underground winery and began the restoration of the Medieval hamlet of Capaccia.
Blessed with an incredible geographic location that is ideal for grape growing, Podere Capaccia is dedicated to creating the highest quality wine with its exceptional grapes. The sandstone, limestone and shale composition of the vineyards allow for exceptional water drainage and deep root growth. At 550 meters above sea level, the air temperatures cool at night even during the hottest period of the summer creating elegant grape maturation. With the southern exposure, the vines receive all the necessary sunlight to achieve the perfect ripeness.
The limited wine production is a reflection of a rigorous selection of the best grapes from our vineyards. Podere Capaccia respects the 300 year old tradition established by the Chianti Classico Consortium while at the same time implementing the latest technology to continually improve on the quality of our grapes and wine. The state-of-the-art winery allows for careful selection of each berry before it is gravity fed into the tanks. The fermentations are monitored and temperature controlled to maintain the quality of the wine. The underground barrel room maintains a constant temperature and humidity to allow for a delicate barrel aging. The wines are carefully bottled and allowed to rest in a temperature and humidity controlled storage room until they are ready to be released.