In a superb location, on the top of a hill, a fabulous estate with a villa, land, vineyards and olive groves, for sale in the area of San Miniato, Tuscany.
The road that leads to the top of the hill offers a spectacular panorama of olive groves and vast vineyards, interspersed by woods.
In this territory hunting is prohibited. From here your eyes sweep far distances and you can immerse yourselves in a clear, pure atmosphere.
The view stretches far out to San Gimignano and Volterra on one side, to Montecatini on the other, while, beyond the hills, to the open sea.
On the top of this hill, in medieval times, was one of the many fortified castles of the area. Evidence of this structure is given by a sketch dated 1583, attached to the request to lower the western tower of the castle to the Grand Duke by Niccolò Raffia.
The renovation works of the Villa for sale, have highlighted the great thickness of the walls in the western part the structure (at least 80 cm) and the brick face doubled and filled as in the description made by Raffia. So the Raffia family, who maintained the jurisdiction of the castle until the eighteenth century, incorporated the medieval tower in the Villa.
The main Villa has an area of approx. 480 sq m./5.166 sq ft, in addition to the attics which are of habitable height.
The interiors still conserve the seventeenth-century layout, with ceilings up to 350 cm high. Adjacent to the Villa there are various outbuildings for residential, production or commercial use.
From the windows, the breathtaking view is of San Miniato and the Apuan Alps.
The building is surrounded by a large garden garden of 5,000 sqm, with pine and cypress trees and an automatic irrigation system.
The property includes many outbuildings which are already restored or can be so, thanks to am approved Plan of Improvement for a total of approx. 5,000 sqm.
The estate also includes a 1260 sqm fully-equipped wine cellar with stainless steel vats, barrels and oak barrels. The production capacity is 210,000 bottles.
The oldest documents proving the wine production in the estate date back to 1508 and are preserved in the Vatican archive.
Interesting is the presence of a so-called Vinsantaia, used for the drying of grapes and for the Vin Santo aging.
here are also offices and a 140 sqm tasting room with panoramic terrace featuring typical Tuscan style.
The land in the sale is 205 hectares (approx 506 acres) with vineyards, olive groves, arable land, pasture and forest. The complex includes various artesian wells for irrigation use that can supply a possible swimming pool. The lake is surrounded by woods and enjoys great privacy.
Type: two-storey 480 sqm villa with habitable attics, various outbuildings which amounts to approx. 5,000 sqm of living space in total, park of 5,000 sqm and 205 hectares of land with vineyard and olive grove.
Condition: excellent. The villa has been recently renovated.
Garden: 5,000 sqm with pine and cypress trees; automatic irrigation system.
Land: 205 hectares/ approx. 506 acres divided into:
Vineyards: 20 hectares. All vineyards have been replanted in the last 15 years. The vineyards are divided into: red grape varieties: Sangiovese, for the production of Chianti Classico DOCG, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot suitable for wines for ageing. White grape varieties: Vermentino, Chardonnay and Malvasia Toscana used for an excellent Vinsanto Doc. The vineyards have no constraints and are maintained in excellent condition.
Olive groves: 10 hectares/ approx. 24 acres. 3000 trees divided into the following varieties: Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino and the rare local variety Mignola. Most of the trees have been pruned in the last 2 years. Yearly average production: 3500 litres. In the room called “Orciaia” there is all the equipment for oil filtration and storage.
Arable land: 85 hectares/approx. 210 acres, in the past used for durum wheat, soft wheat and rapeseed, with excellent yields. Free of rental contracts.
Pasture: 60 hectares/148 acres. Partly cultivated with alfalfa. Free from rental contracts.
Forest: 60 hectares/148 acres. In part deciduous forest and tall trees with a prevalence of species such as holm and roverella oak that favour the presence of white and black Truffles.
Wine cellar: 1,260 sqm/ approx. 13,562 sq ft cellar with square for loading and unloading, in a dominant position on the top of the hill.
Equipped with stainless steel vats, oak barrels, refrigerated winemaking system, storage rooms at controlled temperature and humidity. Separate “Vinsantaia” room, for the drying.
Swimming pool: possibility to construct a pool subject to planning permission.
Distance to services: 10 km.
Distance to main airports: Florence 43 km, Pisa 50 km, Bologna 133 km.
Utilities: phoneline l wifi l LPG heating l mains water supply l various artesian wells for irrigation use that can the supply a swimming pool l private lake surrounded by woods l mains electricity l Imhoff sewage tank
Energy Efficiency Rating: G