Podere la Piaggia

Farm in Castellina in Chianti (Siena)


Piaggia is a medieval term which means gentle descent.

Podere, is the Tuscan definition of a small estate.

This is our dimension: a family run estate nestling among the hills of Chianti Classico, the historical territory of the Gallo Nero. Situated near Castellina in Chianti, on the slope overlooking Siena and the Val d'Elsa, the estate occupies an area of just over forty hectares, half of which are uncultivated and consist of woods, while the rest of the land is divided between vineyards and olive groves; in the centre is the farmhouse, with the cellar below, dating back to the 1600s. This is a fantastic example of an ancient winegrowing tradition.

The owner, Adriano Barneschi, moved here in 1950. The first labelled production dates back to 1964. Despite the necessary modernisation carried out over the years, a traditional attention is still paid to details and respect for nature in all of the production phases.

We can boast an exclusive vineyard, consisting of numerous terraces around the farmhouse, planted with age-old ungrafted vines.