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The Antonini family and Poggiotondo

The story of Poggiotondo begins in 1968 with Carlo Antonini, teacher, passionate about agriculture and beekeeper, bought the properties historically belonged to the Conti Guidi, an ancient noble family who owned lands in Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, and has given the village its name, Cerreto Guidi in the Medioevo.

Cerreto Guidi, located on the “via francigena” was the destination of pilgrims and Cosimo I from florentine Medici family built in the heart of the village the beautiful “Villa Medicea”, declared world heritage from UNESCO in 2013. Today Cerreto Guidi, belonging to the province of Florence is an authentic place in the heart of Tuscany, close to Pisa, Lucca and Siena at 40km from the Tirrenian sea.

The great passion of Carlo for viticulture was transmitted to his son Alberto, who together with his wife Alessandra, aims to valorize the territory in to the respect of Tuscan wine growing tradition. Alberto and Alessandra live in the main house inside the Poggiotondo property, together with their three children, Angelica, Margherita and Carlo.

Mediterranean climate and calcareous soil, organic farming for 28 hectares of vines places at 100 mt of altitude; the focus on to the native grapes such as Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and small part of Trebbiano, as per the original “Chianti Recipe”, are the ingredients for real wines with great vitality and purity.
Poggiotondo is organic certifyed since vintage 2014, after 3 years of conversion.