Historical Mansion with vineyards, Vinci, Florence - Tuscany

Unique 568-acre estate boasting a 17th-century villa with chapel, medieval borgo with farm, winery, and olive oil mill for sale in Vinci, near Florence. A long history handed on by the same family for more than a thousand years, a remarkable estate set in a dominant hilly position close to Vinci, the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci, boasting open views as far as the Tyrrhenian sea and the city of Volterra. The estate features a medieval borgo with several stone buildings and farmhouses, a 1600s mansion with stunning frescoed reception halls, an Italian-style garden with a private chapel, a fully equipped wine cellar. The estate pride is its oil mill and an annual production of 24,000 bottles a year of fragrant evo oil, and the vineyards expertly restored and 100% organic, cultivated with Sangiovese, Syrah, Colorino, Canaiolo and Malvasia Nera vines with a yearly yield of approx. 12,500 bottles of Chianti Montalbano DOCG, along with the potential for expansion for additional vineyards. The winery was fully renovated in 2017, including new facilities and equipment and an aging cellar. The 17th-century villa is the heart of the estate, a rare example of a noble Renaissance residence featuring two towers on either side of the main facade, overlooking an Italian-style garden with Belvedere and endless views of the countryside, hills and over the mature park landscaped with secular old trees. On the ground floor, a manor hall opens onto three period receptions all decorated with a Renaissance theme, while on the second floor, the main reception boasts extraordinary evocative and beautifully preserved frescoes framing marvelous panoramic views from all windows. The room is connected to two more living area, the "Hall of Arms" with special decorations and an original marble fireplace, and to the "White Room" embellished with Renaissance elements. The villa's four bedrooms are to be rethought and reconfigured, as are the rooms on top of the towers with endless views that take the breath away. The aristocratic chapel with oratory, the lemon house, and the stables, all seventeenth-century style buildings developed around the principal residence, create charming courtyards and terraces, an ideal setting today remodeled to host ceremonies, banqueting, events, and a billiard room. The villa has undergone an extensive conservation project inclusive of the complete restoration of all facades, interior frescoes, and architectural structures. The medieval stone hamlet is mainly dedicated to the farm where the cellar building with perfectly preserved Ghibelline battlements stands out. The farmhouses have been partly recovered into offices, reception and tasting rooms, tourism apartments, and a swimming pool, while some need to be transformed into country-style villas and included in a new development plan aiming to upgrade the overall tourist hospitality capacity to some 50 bedrooms/suites in total, housing comfortably more than 100 guests. Strategically located in one of the most wanted Tuscan destinations, just half-hour from main airports, at a short drive from the jewel cities such as Siena and San Gimignano, and from the Chianti Classico regions with its castles and its long thousands year old history, traditions, and exceptional country lifestyle.

Price: 7,500,000 Euro

PROPERTY Ref: FIR2474

Location: Province: Florence, region: Tuscany

Type: historical and unique 230-hectare estate surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards, with a total building surface of approx. 7.830 sq m/84281 sq ft including a period 1600s villa with private chapel, medieval hamlet with farm, winery and oil mill, 1 country-style villa fully renovated with swimming pool, 2 farmhouses with annexes partly restored, 2 farmhouses and 1 former mill to be renovated

Building Details:
Main Villa - 2,660 sqm
Overlooking Italian-style park and garden, on two master levels, third floor with turrets, beautifully finished interiors with frescoes, baroque-style wall decorations, vaulted ceilings, antique terracotta and parquet floors, basement cellars, a private chapel with oratory, stables, orciaia, limonaia, staff/staff quarters, writing desk, billiards, greenhouse, laundry, ironing room, soap house, chicken coop, woodshedStone farmhouse of medieval origins

Reception and Offices - 900 sq. m. 9687,5 sqf
Offices, reception, an apartment with tasting room, a barriccaia in the basement nearing completion, a private chapel. Good condition, renovated.

The Cellar - 1,085 sq. m. 11679 sqf
Medieval building on three levels consisting of winemaking facility, bottling room, warehouse, packaging area and staff bathroom and closets. Renovated in 2017, while the second floor needs renovation

Oil mill - 600 sqm. 6458 sqf
Dating back to the early 1900s, composed on the ground floor of crusher area, canteen for employees, shed for agricultural vehicles, workshop, fuel, storage, packaging room; on the first floor olive warehouse and technical area. Renovated in 2017

Country-style villa 330 sq m/3552 sq ft
Fully renovated with private swimming pool and 3 self-contained 2/3-bedroom apartments used for tourist hospitality

Podere 1, approx. 526 sq m/5662 sq ft, partially renovated
Podere 2, approx. 342 sq m/3681 sq ft, consisting of a farmhouse with annexes, partially renovated
Podere 3, approx. 898 sq m/9666 sq ft, consisting of several farm buildings, used as animal shelters and tool sheds, to be renovated
Podere 4 approx. 488 sq m//5252 sq ft, panoramic terrace, to be renovated
Former mill, ruin to be restored

Land: 230 hectares (568,342 acres) of land, divided as follows: DOCG and IGT (organic) vineyards, about 2.5 hectares (6,2 acres) of land and with a regret for 70% with the introduction of new clones in 1997; organic DOP and IGP olive grove of over 35 hectares in production (oil mill on the property); wood of about 179.5 hectares (443,5 acres), consisting of coppice, tall trees. A part of the wood (1.5 hectares – 3,70 acres ) is destined to trees specialized in timber; about 10, 5 (26 acres) of arable land.

WINE PRODUCTION DETAILS-
Vineyard surface: 2.5 hectares
- Varieties: Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Colorino, Canaiolo and Malvasia Nera
- Year of planting: mostly (70%) replanted in 1997
- Altitude: 200 – 350 m asl
- Exposure: south /southwest
- Density: 4,500 vines / ha
- Average yield: 4.5 tons/ha
- Training: pruned-spur cordon
- Harvesting: manual
- Yearly production: 84.0 hl (= 12,550 bottles) of Chianti Montalbano DOCG Riserva: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 10% Malvasia Nera; Chianti Montalbano DOCG: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Colorino; Rosso Toscano IGT: 45% Merlot, 45% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese

OIL PRODUCTION DETAILS
- Surface: 35.0 hectares (7,000 trees)
- Varieties: Leccino, Pendolino, Frantotio e Moraiolo
- Altitude: 200 – 250 m asl
- Average yield: 3.6 tons / ha
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Yearly production: 20.2 q ( 24,000 1 lt bottles)

Swimming pool: underground pool serving the fully restored country villa

Distance from services: 4 km

Distance from main airports: Florence 35 km, Pisa 60 km, Bologna 130 km

Utilities:
Fixed telephone network: available
Internet/Wi-Fi: available
Heating: LPG
Water: mains city supply + wells for irrigation
Electricity: active

The property is owned by a private company
The location, for privacy, is approximate
Please note all measurements cited are approximate

Energy Efficiency Rating: G

Warning: the location, for privacy, is approximate.

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