Tenuta di Capezzana

We offer guided tours of the estate and historical cellars followed by tasting our best wines!

About the winery
Wines have been cultivated in Carmignano since pre-Roman era, about 3000 years ago, as the wine jars and tasting cups found in Etruscan tombs testify. In the Florentine state archives a parchment dated A.D. 804 was found: it is a lease document showing that vines and olives were cultivated for the production of wine and oil at Capezzana as far back as 1200 years ago. In 1475, during the early Renaissance, Monna Nera Bonaccorsi built the first 'Nobleman's house' along with nine farm houses with the wine-making buildings. Other generations and families were to follow in the ownership of the property: the Cantucci, related to Medici, and the Marchesi Bourbon del Monte. In the eighteenth century a lady from the Cantucci family, married to a Bourbon, enlarged the farm and bought new plots. She also introduced an exemplary administrative approach, leaving a wealth of documents that are today stored in the historic archives of the company.

Learn more about Tenuta di Capezzana and their facilities at:

http://www.capezzana.it

Location

Tuscany

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 18:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00Friday: 10:00 - 18:00Saturday: 10:00 - 10:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 19:00Tuesday: 09:30 - 19:00Wednesday: 09:30 - 19:00Thursday: 09:30 - 19:00Friday: 09:30 - 19:00Saturday: 09:30 - 19:00Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00
Cellar door / shop
No
Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
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Restaurant
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Events / Weddings
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Languages
English, Italian
Children friendly
No
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
Organic
No
Wines produced
Chardonnay IGT, Trebbiano IGT, Vin Ruspo di Carmignano DOC, Barco Reale di Carmignano DOC, Villa di Capezzana Carmignano DOCG, Trefiano Riserva Carmignano DOCG, Ghiaie della Furba IGT, Ugo Contini Bonacosii IGT, Vinsanto di Carmignano Riserva DOC
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, TrebbianoCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
History & Geography
In the early part of the twentieth century Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi with his wife Vittoria and sons Augusto Alessandro and Vittorina returned to Italy from Spain, where he was dedicated to the antiques market of the highest level that allowed him to start putting together his own private arts collection which would later become one of the largest private collections of Italian paintings, sculptures, furniture and ceramics. After his death, he bequeathed the core of this exceptional collection to the Italian State, today forming an integral part of the Uffizi Gallery. In the 1920s, Alessandro bought the property of Capezzana. Alessandro, the passionionate collector that he was, had the foresight to hold back a number of bottles, meaning that today Capezzana boasts a collection of historic vintages dating back to 1925. In 1945 Augusto Alessandro was joined by his son Ugo, who steered the direction of the estate away from sharecropping towards a more modern style company.
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