Located in San Gimignano, the Pietraserena estate occupies two slopes of the hill rising to the North-North East of the town. In 1966 the estate was smaller in size, about 7 hectares, but over time it came to incorporate neighbouring or adjacent plots to reach the current extension of about 40 hectares – 30 hectares of vineyards, the rest olive groves and copse. Set in the heart of the San Gimignano municipality, at first the main grape variety grown here was Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the first Italian wine to obtain the DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) mark. Later we added Sangiovese, one of the principal grapes in Tuscany and all of Italy. Grown in many different varieties – from the oldest and most traditional to Sangiovese Grosso – in other areas this grape is the basis for wines of great international renown, and at Pietraserena it gives rise to our most representative “crus”: Caulio and Poggio al Vento. Each of the many individual vineyards of the estate has its own name – Arca, Quercia, Casine, Ripida, Poggio, Ventaglio, Del Sole, del Moggi, Vigna Nuova, Piano di Fata, Pancole and Lignite – and produces a single wine, which are then skilfully used to make the blends that are the trademark of our bottles.
- 40 hectares
- 300 m above sea level
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Sangiovese, Merlot, Canaiolo
- Syrah, Colorino, Malvasia Nera, Vermentino Nero
- Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia
San Gimignano is a hill town in Tuscany located South-West of Florence. Surrounded by 13th-century walls, the heart of its historic centre is the Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular-shaped square enclosed by medieval houses. The stone-built Torre Grossa stands out in the town’s skyline of medieval towers.
Today calling PIETRASERENA an ordinary farm business may be an oversimplification: its value as a composite natural property, scenic location, technical and organizational structure and development potential make it one of the best and most solid agricultural enterprises in the area as well as a go-to wine producer.
Tastings & Guided Tours
Take a walk through our vineyards and our winery while taking in the stunning view of the towers of San Gimignano and the Chianti hills and enjoy detailed explanations about vine-growing, winemaking and fining in wooden barrels. If you like, you can finish off your tour with a complete tasting of all our products on the scenic terrace:
- 3 kinds of Chianti
- 2 kinds of Vernaccia
- 1 Rosé
- 1 Super Tuscan Merlot
- 1 Tuscan IGT (Typical Geographic Indication) white wine
- 1 Tuscan IGT (Typical Geographic Indication) red wine
- 1 Vin Santo
- 2 kinds of Grappa from Vernaccia grapes
PIETRASERENA AND ROSADIMAGGIO ESTATES
On request, we offer excellent Italian and international cooking classes at our San Gimignano and Colli di Luni estates. Each class includes picking vegetables and preparing a full menu. You can then enjoy what you cooked, paired with our wines.
Minimum 4 participants.
For more information and reservations please call +39 331 7220888 or fill in the form below
Hunting for truffles…
We offer tourists and enthusiasts a unique experience exploring the world of truffles. With the help of our dogs, we will take you on a hunt for precious truffles through the woods in the hills of San Giminiano, in the heart of Tuscany.