The Castle of Oliveto is an ancient manor built in the 15th century located in the heart of the Florentine hills, 30 km from Florence, 50 km from Siena and well connected with the most beautiful and picturesque areas of Tuscany.
Lorenzo de’ Medici; the popes, Leo X, Clement VII, and Paul III; the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinand III; and the King of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele III are only some of the Castello di Oliveto’s illustrious historical guests.
Built in 1424 by the noble Dei Pucci family of Florence, the Castello di Oliveto is one of Tuscany’s most beautiful historical residences. What’s more, it provides the ideal setting for unforgettable, history-making events of your very own.
The fascination of a visit to our antique wine cellar will envelop you in the aromas of the finest Tuscan traditions.
The Castello di Oliveto’s Estate covers 1200 hectares of natural landscape. Only the most sun-exposed areas are used for vineyards, letting the sun of the Florentine hills age the grapes of traditional Tuscan varieties, including: Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo, Trebbiano and Malvasia.
Much of the estate’s land is left wooded to keep the original natural environment intact, positive proof of a truly sustainable agriculture. The name Oliveto, meaning olive grove in Italian, is for the historic olive tree orchards that are still on the estate. Honoring tradition, the olives are harvested by hand and brought whole to the olive press, where they become a wonderfully fragrant extra virgin olive oil. Grapes are likewise harvested strictly by hand. The entire production process takes place within the winery, from fermentation to bottling.
An “event” the dictionary tells us, is something extraordinary, perhaps even a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The setting for such a moment can be no less original.