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Greve in Chianti Farm

In the heart of the Chianti Classico Gallo Nero

In 2007, I graduated in Viticulture and Oenology in Florence, and in 2009, I opened my farm in Greve in Chianti where I grew up.

Leonardo Manetti

This beautiful country, one of the most important districts of Chianti, dates back very far. In fact, during the Middle Ages the district functioned as a market that took place in the characteristically triangular-shaped central square and depended on the magnificent castle of Montefioralle, the village dominating this valley.

Entrance to the cellar

Greve in Chianti is located between the two capitals of Chianti and the two world-famous art cities, Florence and Siena, in the heart of the historic Chianti Classico, land of great red wines and the Black Rooster.

Giaggiolo

My vine/olive grove is spread over eight hectares and produces Chianti Classico D.O.C.G wine, Tuscan I.G.T wine, Table Wine, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Moreover, I have remained among the few to cultivate Giaggiolo (Pallida Iris) for the perfume industry. I dedicate myself to the cultivation of my land. The products that come from it are the result of local traditions enriched by modern technical knowledge.

Giaggiolo

With the help of my father Giorgio and the entire family for product collection operations, I follow the entire wine production process: from growing grapes to marketing, to the production of olive oil and dried rhizomes of the giaggiolo.

My dream has always been to deal with agriculture and follow in my family’s footsteps. I met the desire of that child who was looking forward to returning home from school to attend the harvest, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of summer to go into the vineyard. With the end of the mezzadria (agricultural contract between owner and farmer, widespread in Chianti and Tuscany), while everyone abandoned the countryside to go to work in the city, my grandfather, Nello, his wife Annita, and their family became landowners and direct growers. In 1963, Nello opened the Sagrona Farm, which he then closed in 2016. I have always worked in the company; in the last few years as a family advisor. I went after my choice to become a farmer and a solopreneur with great determination.

I chose to become a farmer, recognized as a modern entrepreneur in agriculture, and to have a good quality of life because I believe in simple and genuine values: the same values that have encouraged my poetic vein. I started writing poetry as a teenager and in recent years, my compositions have become public. In my poetry verses, you can recognize a lot of my land and territory where I spend most of my time. Many poems are the mirror of the emotions that the places, landscapes, and the products I cultivate send me. The corporate logo was born from the merging of man, nature, and poetry: a quill pen designed by the artist Alessandro Matta.
Leonardo Manetti