Tuscan property development opportunity halfway between Florence and Siena, Tuscan wine estate with substantial number of buildings with development approval.78 hectares of land, of which 21.5 ha of vineyards and 25.5 ha of olive grove.
Placed 330 metres above the sea level, this wine and oil producing estate is located in the heart of Tuscany, between the Val di Pesa and the Val d’Elsa. A few kilometers from the birthplace of Boccaccio, Certaldo, it is only half an hour away by car from the nearest airport, Firenze Peretola. San Gimignano, declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, Montecatini Terme, famous for its thermal baths, and Pisa with its Leaning Tower, are all within easy reach.

The property consists of a main villa in need of renovation, measuring 633 square meters, with agricultural premises attached, offices, housing for employees, and a restored farmhouse with four apartments (22 beds) currently running as accommodation business and a wine tasting room with breakfast room. The estate includes also a state of the art oil mill, which is also used for third party olive pressing.

An Agricultural Improvement Plan has already been approved:
Possibility to build up to 7.000 cubic meters: olive oil mill with orciaia cellar, wine cellar, and offices
Possibility to transform the “tinaia” (1.800 cubic meters) in staff quarters
Possibility to create an indoor heated pool, connected to the outdoor one

Farmhouse
Currently divided into two units, it will host six apartments.

Barn
Located close to the farmhouse, it will consists of two apartments.

Former stables
The renovation project foresees two apartments on the first floor and on the ground floor professional kitchen and restrooms.

Rural Outbuilding
A recovery plan for its demolition has been already approved and it allows to build nine units of 95 square meters each, as well as cellars, for a total of 1200 square meters.

Leopoldina
Dating back to the 18th century, it is located in front of the main entrance of the farm and it boasts a total surface area of about 600 square meters. It can be restored and converted into additional living units.

EXTERNAL AREAS
The plot of land extends over 78 hectares, of which 21.5 ha of vineyard, 25.5 ha of olive grove, 18 ha of woodland and 7 ha of coppiced wood (cypresses and nut-trees).

Vineyards – 21,5 hectares
Cultivar: Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, Colorino, Canaiolo,
Altitude: 330 m a.s.l.
Type of soil: sandy loam with alluvial gravel
Age of vineyard: the vineyards have all been re-planted between 1995 and 2010
Planting density: from 3.700 to 6.000 vines per hectare
Potential producion: 180-200.000 bottles of wine
Wines: Chianti Colli Fiorentini, Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva, IGT, Vinsanto

Olive grove – 25 hectares
Cultivar: correggiolo, moraiolo, morellino, frantoio, leccio del corno, leccino, pendolino, maurino and morcaio.
Number of trees: 5.500, of which 3.500 were planted after the freeze of 1985
Potential production: 15-18.000 bottles of Extra virgin Olive Oil.

TYPE Tuscan Wine and olive oil producing estate with 78 hectares of land
CONDITION Partially restored
LOCATION Hilly, panoramic
MUNICIPALITY Certaldo
PROVINCE Florence
REGION Tuscany
SIZE 4093 square meters (44056 square feet)
ROOMS –
BEDROOMS Up to 50
BATHROOMS –
FEATURES Exposed stone, brick stone arches, fireplaces, ceilings with wooden beams and terracotta tiles
LAND 78 hectares (192.74 acres), of which 21.5 ha of vineyard, 25.5 ha of olive grove, 18 ha of woodland, 7 ha of coppiced wood (cypresses and nut-trees)
GARDEN Yes, well maintained
ANNEX Country house currently running as accommodation business, agricultural outbuildings, farmhouse, barn, Leopoldina and former stables
ACCESS Asphalted road
POOL Project already approved
ELECTRICITY Already connected
WATER Mains water
GAS Lpg gas tank
HEATING Radiators
TELEPHONE Already connected + ADSL
NEAREST TOWNS
Small village walking distance; Certaldo (10km; 15’); San Gimignano (21km; 30’); Montecatini Terme (37km; 52’); Firenze (39km; 40’); Siena (48km; 48’); Pisa (82km; 1h); Lucca (102km; 1h 10’); Arezzo (101km; 1h 12’); Viareggio (107km; 1h 17’); Forte dei Marmi (120km; 1h 20’)
NEAREST AIRPORTS
Firenze Peretola (36km; 30’); Pisa Galileo Galilei (78km; 55’); Bologna Marconi (129km; 1h 25’); Perugia Sant’Egidio (162km; 1h 50’); Roma Ciampino (291km; 2h 50’); Roma Fiumicino (309km; 3h)