Tenuta Cantagallo



Tenuta Cantagallo, belonging to our family since 1970, extends for 500 acres in the heart of Montalbano, green hilly area between Florence and Pisa, while the other two farms, bought later, are located in Carmignano, Tenuta Le Farnete, and Chianti Classico, Podere Matroneo. Our three farms are located in great historical areas with high grape-growing and wine-making culture, according to the 1716 edict of Cosimo de’ Medici, the first Law in the world created to protect high-quality viticultural zones. These locations are bound to the decision to constantly improve the quality of our wines, hence our motto “a bottle of wine for every vinestock”. In our farms we produce, joining tradition and innovation, high level quality wines of three different DOCG (Chianti Montalbano, Carmignano and Chianti Classico) and IGT, vinsanto DOC, snap, extravirgin olive oil and flavoured oils, a wide choice of typical handmade food products (sauces, jam, pickles) cooked following old Tuscan recipes and without added preservatives or food colourings. All ten members of the family work and live in Tenuta Cantagallo, linked by the respect for the old farmers way of life and happy to help on special guests experience the country life in its recently restored old farmhouse. Located in a panoramic situation, Tenuta Cantagallo is surrounded by lush woods interrupted by oliveyards and rows of vines recalling paintings of Renaissance. The Montalbano area is famous for its handicraft tradition that evolved in the Middle ages and is still alive thanks to local masters; it also offers tourists the choice to visit either historical sites. For nature loving tourists, the area offers a wide network of trekking routes.


Via Valicarda, 35 Capraia e Limite (FI)
Telephone +39 0571/910078
Fax +39 0571/583399
1 – Soil mixture where the oligrove is:
in the majority of our oligroves we have a soil which is a mix of tufo and Galestro and let us produce an extravirgin olive oil with a law acidity level
2 – Average altitude of the olivegrove: m. 180/200
3 – Size of the olivegrove: 20 ectars
4 – Total number of plants: 3000
5 – Variety of olivegroves
Frantoio (o Frantoiana) number of plants …1300
Leccino number of plants …100
Moraiolo number of plants …1600
6 – Density of plants: 200 plants for each ectar
7 – Harvesting time:: it depends on the ripening state of olives ( from the end of october to the end of november)
8 – Olives production: kg 36000 ( but it depends on the year)
9 – Production of the 2003: 16,5%
10 – Acidity level of the 2003: 0,16%
11 – Harvesting method : both by hand and mechanical
12 – Period of time between the harvesting and the milling: 6-8 hours
13 – Private oil mill : YES
14 – Conservazione in: Oil is preserved in steel tanks under controlled temperature.


Agritourism with swimming pool, tennis court and football court, Shop with farm products, Guided Food and Wine tasting and tours of the cellars, Oil Crasher.

How to reach us

Take the highway A1 until Firenze-Signa exit, then the SGC FI-PI-LI until Ginestra Fiorentina exit, turn to the left to Montelupo Fiorentino and follow the roadsigns to Capraia and Limite: pass under tha railroad underpass and over the bridge on the river, go straight on the main road trough Capraia for about 1 km until you find on the right via valicarda and the roadsign for Tenuta Cantagallo. Go straight on via valicarda for about 2km following the roadsigns until you find the reception of the farmhouse on your right.

Distance from historical sites

Vinci 13Km
Carmignano 18Km
Firenze 25Km
Lucca 60Km
Pisa 50Km
Siena 65 Km
S. Gimignano 45 Km
Volterra 60 Km