Col d'Orcia

Col d'Orcia - Historic producer of Brunello di Montalcino

About the winery
Col d’Orcia embraces 1,300 acres of land, 350 of which are planted with vines. The vineyards, located in the hilly region between the Orcia river and Sant’Angelo in Colle, are dedicated primarly to Sangiovese. Referred to locally as Brunello, the varietal has adapted over the centuries to the local conditions acquiring unique characteristics. Throughout the years, Col d’Orcia has collected more than 50,000 bottles of older vintages of Brunello di Montalcino. This carefully preserved and impeccably cared for library is an invaluable and unique treasure. Col d’Orcia ascribes high value to the natural environment in which it operates. For this reason, the organic certification process is an important aspect of the farming. Since August 27, 2010 the whole estate including vineyards, olive groves, other fields and even the garden are farmed following exclusively organic agricultural practices. With this certification, Col d’Orcia has become the largest certified organic vineyard in Tuscany

Learn more about Col d'Orcia and their facilities at:

http://www.coldorcia.com

Location

Tuscany

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00Friday: 09:30 - 17:00Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00Friday: 09:30 - 17:00Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00Sunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
Yes
Accommodation
No
Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English, French, Spanish
Children friendly
No
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, VermentinoCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah
History & Geography
Col d’Orcia is one of Montalcino’s most historic wineries. The estate’s modern-day lineage dates back to the year 1890, when records show the Franceschi family of Florence purchased the property, then known as Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle. In 1933, Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle presented its Brunello at the Wine Exhibition of Siena, one of the first trade shows in Italy, decades before environment. Brothers Leopoldo and Stefano Franceschi inherited the property and subsequently divided their holdings in 1958. The terms of the separation prohibited the brothers from using the existing Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle name. Stefano Franceschi named his farm Col d’Orcia (hill above the river Orcia). With no heirs, he decided to sell his property to the Cinzano family of Piedmont in 1973.
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