In a unique, world-famous territory moulded by the hand of man, the gentle hills of Chianti and Valdarno are covered with vineyards and olive groves. Numerous estates, some of them still owned by ancient Florentine families, produce top-quality wines such as Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Fiorentini, both of which bear the D.O.C.G. label as guarantee of origin. The main varietal grown here is Sangiovese red, which can be used either alone or blended with small amounts of other grapes, both native to the region (Colorino and Canaiolo) and recently introduced varietals such Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, and others.
Thanks to their very particular characteristics, the products of these vineyards rank among the world’s most famous wines.
The extra-virgin olive oil produced in Chianti and Florentine Valdarno is closely tied to the environment. Its unique characteristics and superb quality have been further enhanced by modern techniques of cultivation, harvesting, milling and storage.
In addition to its agricultural production, the territory of Chianti and the Florentine Valdarno abounds in craftsmen’s activities, some of them originally related to agriculture. Still today, these historic towns host numerous workshops of restoration, furniture-making and embroidery, while along the Arno are factories producing world-famous, top-quality brands.