Tenuta Torciano WineryThe philosophy, the estate, the vineyards
At Tenuta Torciano, we recognize the importance of presenting luxury as the essence of beauty. This is why our wine cellars have undergone advanced renovations over the past several decades in order to replicate the passion of our family and the desire to create a unique, magical and welcoming environment to share with those you love.
Let us transport you to a world of simplicity and beauty, so you may retract your awareness from anything going on in the outside world. Our hospitality fosters an environment where the pleasures of wine and food meet the scents of the earth, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the magical moments in a relaxed and calming atmosphere.
To us, luxury means taking the time to live and enjoy happy moments with family and friends. On the estate, we enjoy interacting with our horses and all of our animal friends, or taking a barefoot stroll through the vineyards until you reach the shore of the neighboring river.
Our philosophy emphasizes that however you choose to spend your time here, that you pause and take a moment to contemplate the paradise that surrounds you.
Our guests are free to experience this paradise in the Tuscan countryside of San Gimignano City, a remote destination altogether unique to the world. Visitors may come to celebrate an anniversary or special occasion here, or perhaps just to experience the world of Tuscan wine and cuisine.
Our basement cellar offers a wide range of wines and large reserves intended to be combined with delicious dishes using only the fresh and raw ingredients cultivated from our property.
Virtually anyone can discover some sense of well-being on our farm, whether it be through truffle hunting along trained hounds, strolling through the gardens and along the banks of the river, tasting the fruits of the vineyard, experiencing a romantic dinner served directly in the vineyard, or just reveling in the serene silence of the surrounding nature. Because of our originality and exclusivity of the estate, paired with the warm reception of our kind and professional staff, Tenuta Torciano has come to be recognized as a jewel of Tuscan wineries.
Our passion for sharing these experiences with you is the philosophy upon which we have build our lives here at the winery.
If you are a lover of all things Italian, specifically the Tuscan region, Tenuta Torciano Winery & Winetasting School is the ideal destination for you.
The winery is situated in the Chianti Region right in the heart of Tuscany, 35 minutes from Florence and 20 minutes from Siena, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and a succession of unique greenery that features towering cypress trees, long stretches of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, forests of oaks and lovely villages.
When you visit Tenuta Torciano Winery, you will totally immerse yourself in Italian culture, together with a Tuscan family consisting of 15 generations of wine producers. Here you will experience warm hospitality and additional Tuscan traditions handed down from father to son, exemplifying the simple and good in life.
Look forward to a pleasant and beautiful time to relax and enjoy fine wines along with additional farm products, living a unique experience in witnessing a genuine Italian family. Our simple and friendly behavior transmits to our guests, and by extension to all the people who come to visit, smile and indulge- because the wine is love, poetry and imagination!
If you are interested in browsing our selection of fine wines, gourmet foods, gift baskets and original handmade accessories be sure to explore our marketplace and enjoy a unique shopping experience.
In our store you will find award-winning Tuscan wines – Chianti – Chianti Classico – Chianti Classico – Brunello di Montalcino – Rosso di Montalcino – Nobile di Montepulciano – Montepulciano Red – Super Tuscan products blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, as the Our popular Wine Event Earth – our Bartholomeo – Cavaliere – Baldassarre – Eterno and Musicale. Then there are our famous white wines such as Vernaccia di San Gimignano and other very appreciated white wines. You will also find a high-quality olive oil and Balsamic Vinegar Riserva Gold.
All wines are available for tasting upon request.
In addition to our homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you will also find in-house sauces, jams, preserves, condiments, sauces and spicy truffles made with only natural ingredients. We are certain to introduce your palate to the pleasures of wine and food pairings.
The Chianti region in Tuscany is one of the most sought after in Italy.
The Chianti region is surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and a succession of unique greenery that features towering cypress trees, long stretches of beautiful vineyards, olive groves, forests of oaks and delightful small villages.
Geographically, this area includes the territory of Tuscany between Florence and Siena, and consists of varying geological, physical and climatic conditions.
The climate, terrain and altitude provide the perfect balance to create an environment that allows for the growing and production for fine wines of exceptional quality.
In the Chianti region, the area is covered in clay and gravel terrain, which is useful for producing award winning red wines such as the Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Sassicaia, and even Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Syrah.
The town of San Gimignano, situated on a hill between Florence and Siena, has been claimed by UNESCO as an official heritage and culture site and is very rich in history and art.
Considered a famous city, San Gimignano has increasingly adapted itself to welcome tourists from around the world who come to indulge in its famous restaurants, wineries, book stores, chocolate shops, ceramic stores, cafes and museums.
Fawn Valley Vineyard
The land where this vineyard lies consists mainly of clay and limestone materials, with limited organic substance. This vineyard is set on the woody slopes of the Appenines, where the soil is composed of stone. The climate is dry, windy and full-bodied, which makes our wines perfect for longer aging. This vineyard produces beautifully ripe fruits that go into our full-flavored Merlots.
Villa Castelli Hill Vineyard
This vineyard is perched on the sun-drenched hills of San Gimignano. The well-drained clay soils paired with a dry and windy climate make excellent conditions to produce the beautiful ripe grapes that go into our delicate and full-flavored Vernaccia of San Gimignano.
The Gold Montepescini Valley Vineyard
Sunbathing in the beautiful Golden Valley, these vineyards produce the intense flavors for our Reserve Bartolomeo Cabernet Sauvignon.The wine is cultivated from the woody slopes of the Appenines Tosco-Emiliano, at an altitude of almost 300 meters. The land is primarily clay and limestone, with limited organic substance. Because the fresh soil is low in acidity and the climate is superiorly dry, the conditions combine to create a perfect climate to produce our superior wines.
Etruscan’s Valley Vineyard
The geographic location of this vineyard is an ideal microclimate in a small valley that retracts and holds the natural heat particularly well. The limestone infused soil is rich in minerals, ideal for growing fruits and our lively sangiovese. The Etruscan’s Valley Vineyard is mainly dominated by Sangiovese grapes, however other grape varieties like Malvasia, Trebbiano and Canaiolo flourish here in small quantities.
Tenuta Torciano’s winery and winetasting strive to continue a traditional harvest system that has been passed down from father to son for 15 generations of Giachi. The locations of our vineyards in Tuscany, specifically in the Chianti region, are very fortunate because this region is one of a distinct few area that produce among some of the best wines in the world. Location is important, and any wine connoisseur will tell you that a good wine is the result of the fruit from which it is produced.
Our harvests are completed entirely by hand, ensuring we choose the best bunches of grapes. The harvest begins with the white grapes Chardonnay Sauvignon, followed by the Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Trebbiano. Then, the harvest process will continue with the harvest of red grapes like Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sangiovese, and through the Canaiolo.Next, the grapes are now placed in baskets that will be taken to the cellar to be stripped, or separated from the raspberry.
Then we begin with the white wines, and crush the grains in order to facilitate the extraction process of tannins and cultivate what is good in the flesh and peel of the grape. For red wines, grains are added as well but are then transported to special barrels for the fermentation process. Following the fermentation process, the contents are then transferred to wooden barrels, then French and American barriques to age in special woods.
We are pleased to offer our guest of enthusiasts and connoisseurs of fine wines the opportunity to view and experience wine-making in French and American oak barrels, controlled by stainless steel tanks to ensure the highest quality product. The time needed for the wine to mature in each barrel varies depending on the type of wine we are striving to produce. After this stage, the wine will be micro-filtered and bottled to begin the aging process
Tuscany is a dream during any time of the year, but did you know that the region particularly thrives during the months of September-November?Known officially as the “Fall Harvest”, almost every town in the area celebrates the ripening of their grapes and agricultural delicacies, featuring an abundance of food and cultural events.
One of the activities that make our winery so special during the fall season is our offering of a truffle hunt, organized in the woods! Offered as either a full-day or half-day activity, the adventure begins with an introduction by our professional truffle guide and his pups; learning about the difference between local white and black truffles, why they are fundamental in the food and fungi world, as well as how to best utilize and store these delectable delicacies. After successfully completing the full-day hunt, the truffle guides bring you into the Tenuta Torciano kitchen, where all of the magic really happens!
Participants will be taught how to create incredible Italian cuisines, including (but not limited to) truffle risotto, tagliolini with fresh truffles, truffle lasagna, and more.This activity is perfect for visitors of all ages and offers a unique, high-end experience of pure passion learning more about the Tuscan culture.
Of course, a day at our winery would not be complete without a tasting of some of Tuscany’s top wines! More than ten selections of Tenuta Torciano‘s acclaimed wine are available for you to try, including the famous Vernaccia of San Gimignano, Brunello di Montalcino, and a selection of private reserve offerings. We would love to host you if your adventures take you to our area this fall, so book now & don’t miss out on this incredible experience!