On the rolling hills of the Black Rooster area, in the very heart of Chianti, between Radda, Castellina and Vagliagli sits Pornanino, a lovingly restored biological olive oil estate surrounded by 36 hectares of olive groves and wooded hills. The rivers Arbia and Serchio mark the boundaries.
The owner’s Franco and Lia were a part of a group of neo farmers (and friends) who came from major European and Italian cities in search of a slower-paced lifestyle where basic values of life are emphasised in everyday living. Their daughter Francesca and son-in-law Matteo have now taken on the role of cultivators and producers of the top-quality biological extra virgin olive oil with great passion, and Matteo now conducts the presentation and tasting of the oil, with Francesca who also occupies herself with the guests. The main farmhouse villa and two stone built barns, Capannino and Leccino cottages, had been restored and renovated to excellent standards and appointed with the same warm style with antique furniture enhancing beamed ceilings and cotto floors.
Pornanino is accessed by 5km of very well kept unpaved road (strada bianca). The medieval town of Castellina in Chianti with an excellent choice of restaurants, wine shops, coffee bars, COOP supermarket, grocery shops, post-office, banks and a variety of other shops is at 5km distance, Florence at 32kms and Siena at 18kms. San Gimignano, Volterra, Monteriggioni, Arezzo, Cortona and many other attractive towns are within an easy drive. The property is 9km from Radda in Chianti, another lovely hill-top medieval town with cobbled streets and also a good choice of restaurants and stores.