In the Sovana area there are very important archaeological remains that date back to the 7th century BC. This, in fact, was first Etruscan land and later Roman.
In 594, Sovana was conquered by the Lombards who assigned it to the powerful Aldobrandeschi family, from which the Fattoria also takes its name.
Around the year 1000, thanks also to Ildebrando di Soana, who became Pope Gregory VII, who turned the favors of the papal state to his native land, the possessions expanded and Sovana became the capital of a very rich and powerful county. Sovana and the tuff villages then pass under Siena first, and then Florence, until they become part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. However, they remain on the “borders of the Grand Duchy”, never regaining their past importance.
The Aldobrandesca Farm is at the center of this landscape rich in history as well as of great enological interest, which represents a new territory to be interpreted for the production of great wines.
Vineyards & Wines
The vineyards of the Aldobrandesca Farm are located right on the slopes of the tuff rock where Sovana stands immersed in a beautiful natural and archaeological landscape. The estate was purchased by the Antinori family in 1995 and extends for 100 hectares on a flat land of volcanic origin, with tuffaceous substrates. It is located at a height of about 200 m. above sea level.
In the summer of 1998 the first production of the Aldobrandesca Farm was released: Aleatico 1997. In 2004 the Vie Cave was born: from a careful zonal and oenological research aimed at enhancing the potential of the area, a wine that embodies all the charm of production area.
€ 25.00 per person, with a visit to the cellar, wine tasting and tasting of local products.
By reservation from Monday to Friday, at 11.30 and 16.30