La Chientima, Tuscany

La Chientima was born from a project of mine and my husband Alessandro. United by a passion for quality wine and a love of nature, we built this winery from scratch.
In small steps, from the restoration of a historic but abandoned vineyard, to the replanting of new vines, to the construction of a small but efficient winery, we have seen our dream slowly come true.
Here wine has a history stretching back thousands of years and the name of the winery “La Chientima” encapsulates the link with this history: in actual fact, it is the historical name of the hamlet where we are located.

Land purchase

We reclaimed an abandoned vineyard that was 50 years old and had some native varieties. We started production of our first wine, Lo Sbiado, named after the lane that connects our house to the vineyard, Via di Sbiado.


New vineyard planting

We planted about 2.5 hectares of new vineyards. The varieties grown on the farm include some, even rare, native grape varieties. All activities are carried out manually.


New ventures in the air

Since 2020, we have also started white wine production. We have also begun collaborating with the artist Beatrice Taccogna, who works with us to create some labels.


The new cellar

Renovation work begins to create a cellar on the farm with ample space for tastings both outdoors and in a new furnished lounge.


La Chientima 2.0

Inauguration of the new wine cellar: Chientima is now equipped with everything necessary to process and produce our wines in-house. Finally, the entire wine production process takes place in-house, from fermentation to bottling and labelling.

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Quality and respect for nature

Turning grapes into wine is a simple process. Turning grapes into a quality wine is a more difficult process, requiring continuous study, careful oenological practices and constant care and attention.
Our daily work in the vineyard is aimed not only at bringing high quality grapes to the winery, but is also directed at the overall wellbeing of the vineyard as an ecosystem. We manage the land according to organic regulations and with a preference for permanent grass cover and good agronomic practices. Our main objective is to produce wine without compromising the integrity of our environment.

Turning grapes into wine is a simple process. Turning grapes into a quality wine is a difficult process, requiring continuous study, careful oenological practices and constant attention.

All this allows us to achieve our goal by greatly reducing the use of oenological products, culminating in the creation of our latest project: Animatinta, a wine without added sulphites.
The wines you will sample represent us: they are the fruit of constant work, a deep respect for nature,the care and appreciation of each bunch of grapes and each vine variety, and of our desire to communicate our enthusiasm and curiosity to those who drink it!

All the activities of our company, from working in the vineyard to the cellar, from marketing to hospitality, are managed by Alessandro and myself.
Making wine is a complex job, which we have learnt with joy and enthusiasm, supported by the precious help of expert oenologist Simone Interdonato.
La Chientima wines are produced with great care, combining modern wine-making technology (soft pressing, temperature control, etc.) with the use of wooden barrels in various sizes and a long aging process.


An area suited for wine

We are based in an area fittingly located for wine: immersed in the rolling hills of Terricciola, at the gates of a small village of Etruscan origin, on land rich in shells and fossilised marine sediments.
Our winery stretches across an area of about six hectares, three of which are vineyards.
Situated on the top of a sunny hill about 100 metres above sea level, it enjoys a constant breeze and excellent exposure.
The soils are a mixture of sand and clay, low in fine gravel structure but rich in marine sediments. This gives our wines good structure and minerality.
The varieties grown on the estate include some, even rare, indigenous vines: Foglia Tonda, Buonamico, Colombana, Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, and a French semi-aromatic vine, Viognier.
The vines are trained using the guyot system, with low bud intensity.


Wine Tasting Experience

Whether you are on holiday in Tuscany or live in the area, we always look forward to visitors sampling our wines!
We have a beautiful tasting room at your disposal, where we welcome our customers and organise guided tastings, both private and for small groups, up to 12 people. Tastings can be accompanied by a vineyard and cellar tour or other tailor-made activities can be arranged.

Book online or contact us for more information or to book a group wine tasting experience.

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Excellent wine quality! Especially the sulphite-free wine should be tried.


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Excellent reception. More than excellent products. Sensory experience to try.