Who we are
Poggio al Bosco is a family-run organic farm born in 1960, when the great-grandfather Giovanni (the gentleman with the vest in the picture) decided to change his family life.
We are located in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, in the heart of Chianti, exactly halfway between Florence and Siena.
The name of our winery has a very close link with the area we live. Poggio in Tuscan language means hill and bosco is forest: our vineyards lie on a hill surrounded by green woods.
The winemaking tradition has been handed down from generation to generation and after centuries of sharecropping’s work, in 1960, the grandfather Giovanni with his sons Primo and Mario bought the land of this company and so they became direct growers of their land.
In those years the planting of the first vineyards of the company began by taking care of every single plant ever since and giving rise with the passion of every single gesture to a quality product.
Today we continue with the same dedication of the past following in the footsteps of our grandparents: the nature of the land and the excellent exposure are the characteristics that allow us to keep the ancient wine tradition unchanged.
Today we add other products to the historical production of wine and olive oil. Here you can find wine-based jellies to accompany cheese and meats, a special handmade chocolate cream made with our olive oil and a complete range of products for the care and well-being of the body that take advantage of the beneficial properties of the wine and olive oil.
The Chianti area is in the heart of Tuscany, between Florence and Siena. The word Chianti itself is enough to bring to the mind its wonderful landscapes. Gentle hills, valleys of olive groves and vineyards, cypress trees, ancient farmhouses and Medieval villages characterise the landscape.
But the Chianti, as we know, is not only a delight for the sight, but also for the taste: famous all over the world, its wines are perfect to combine with the many typical dishes of this area.
Wine is the diamond point of the Chianti production but among its products there are also the extra-virgin olive oil and a lot of typical food products like cheese and salame. And what about the history of this region? Visit Chianti means following the path of its ancient inhabitants, the Etruscans, and discovering its great artistic heritage preserved in small local museums or retracing the closest history following the itinerary of the castles or ancient parish churches.