About Tuscany - WINE ESTATE FOR SALE IN VAL D'ORCIA
Beautiful 301.8-ha wine estate for sale on the rolling hills of Val d’Orcia, in the province of Siena. The main hamlet hosts a beautifully restored manor villa and the winery headquarters. Several buildings to be restored complete the property for a total of 7,680 sqm and 18+ bedrooms. The Orcia DOC vineyards allow producing a theoretical maximum of 280,000 bottles of wine per year. The property is easily reached and is provided with all the necessary services by the nearby town of Trequanda (5km; 10’). Other cities and towns of Tuscany (and Umbria to a lesser extent) are nonetheless quickly reached, a notable side bonus for the accommodation business: San Giovanni d’Asso (12km; 20’), the papal Pienza (23km; 35’), Montalcino with its renowned Brunello wine (30km; 40’), Siena (36km; 50’), Cortona (45km; 50’), Tuoro (48km; 45’) and Passignano (51km; 45’) on the Trasimeno Lake, Perugia (80km; 1h 5’), San Gimignano with its impressive towers (84km; 1h 30’), the Etruscan Volterra (90km; 1h 40’), Orvieto (95km; 1h 15’), the Renaissant center of Florence (114km; 1h 30’) and the beautiful seaside of Follonica (127km; 1h 50’) and Punta Ala (128km; 2h 5’). The most convenient airports to reach the property are Perugia San Francesco (88km; 1h 10’), Grosseto Baccarini (101km; 1h 35’), Firenze Vespucci (134km; 1h 30’), Pisa Galilei (195km; 2h 15’), Bologna Marconi (215km; 2h 20’), Roma Ciampino (217km; 2h 30’) and Roma Fiumicino (231km; 2h 20’). DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDINGS The manor villa (1,735 sqm – 18,669 sqft, 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms) has been finely preserved and restored and still boasts original floorings and decorations: frescoed vaults in the ground floor halls, the ample fireplace in the dining room, a beautiful boiserie inside the pool room at the first floor and beautiful paintings across all the bedrooms. In total, the villa offers seven bedrooms and four bathrooms (two of which located midway through the staircases). The upper floor is the old dovecote and offers a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view. The hamlet surrounding the villa (approximately 3,525 sqm – 37,929 sqft in total, to be partially restored) hosts the owner’s residence (3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms), the Agriturismo (8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms), the business offices, the wine cellar with processing and aging rooms, a manorial chapel, the old orangery, several agricultural annexes (storage houses, workshops and warehouses) and an ample hall (200 seats) which could be used as a restaurant (or breakfast room) or as a room for events and/or ceremonies. A bit farther from the main hamlet are located two more poderi to be restored and/or rebuilt. The first one is made up of the ruins of two buildings, once working as a brick factory. The volumes of the two buildings (roughly 600 cu.m in total) can be used to build new structures. The second one is an old rural podere with a breeding farm (2,420 sqm – 26,039 sqft, no longer working) which houses an ample stable, rooms for meat processing, the old offices and what was once the staff residence. EXTERNAL AREA The estate covers a total surface of 301.8 hectares. This land is covered in Orcia DOC vineyards (16.4 ha – 40.5 ac), olive grove (0.4 ha – 1.0 ac), mixed woodland (45.9 ha – 113.4 ac) and arable/grazing land (235.3 ha – 581.4 ac). The remaining 3.8 ha (9.4 ac) constitutes aprons, gardens and unused agricultural land. The vineyards, planted roughly ten years ago with a prevalence of Sangiovese vines, are registered as Orcia DOC: this means that harvested grapes can be used indifferently to produce Orcia DOC or Toscana Rosso IGT wines. In case one decided to produce only one of the two wines, the maximum production is calculated below (these numbers do not take into account external factors such as bad weather or natural disasters which could eventually compromise the production): - For Orcia DOC the production guidelines allow harvesting up to 8 tons of grapes per hectare, with a maximum wine yield of 70%. This means that, in a particularly good season, the estate could produce up to 120,000 bottles of wine per year (16.4 ha × 8 tons/ha × 70 % = 920 hl of wine). - For Toscana Rosso IGT the production guidelines allow harvesting up to 16 tons of grapes per hectare, with a maximum wine yield of 80%. This means that, in a particularly good season, the estate could produce up to 280,000 bottles of wine (16.4 ha × 16 tons/ha × 80 % = 2,100 hl of wine). DETAILS ON WINE PRODUCTION - Vineyards: 16.4 hectares (Orcia DOC) - Varieties: Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon - Altitude: 360 – 400 m - Exposure: South / West - Density: 5,500 vines/ha - Training system: pruned-spur cordon - Soil composition: clayish, medium texture with travertine skeleton - Yearly production: 120,000 bottles (up to 280,000 producing IGT wine only) PRODUCED WINES - Orcia Rosso DOC (100,000 bottles): 80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - Toscana Rosso IGT (20,000 bottles): 100% Sangiovese USE AND POTENTIAL USES The estate is currently run as both an Agriturismo and a winery, with a yearly production of approximately 120,000 bottles of wine. The property is an excellent investment opportunity considering that both businesses are well-started and the presence of many other buildings to be restored would allow further expanding the accommodation business.
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