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Fattoria Bini, a historic wine estate near Florence in Tuscany | Britt on Forbes

Fattoria Bini is located not far away from Florence, in a small town called Empoli in the Chianti region. A villa from the 16th century is the centrepiece of the estate. It is surrounded by vines, olive trees and a rare variety of tree species.

The Fattoria Bini Chianti wines have an unmistakable Sangiovese character but at the same time they feel fresh and modern. Already the founder, Mariano Bini, who originally was a wine merchant in the late 18th century, used the latest techniques. And the current Bini family members have done a lot of renovations to the estate and they have also hired a famous wine maker.

Vineyard landscape in Chianti, Tuscany

Vineyard landscape in Chianti, Tuscany, copyright BKWine Photography

Read more on this in Britt’s article on Forbes: Fattoria Bini: A Florentine Wine Estate With An Intriguing History.

Here’s the introduction:

Visualize a villa from the early 16th century, near Florence; build by an enemy of the mighty Medici family. You can easily imagine intrigues of various kinds taking place here. Today, life at the Terraio Villa is probably much quieter. The passion is still there but now it goes into the excellent wines made here.

The wine estate surrounding the villa is called Fattoria Bini. Mariano Bini bought the villa and the farm around 200 years ago and created Fattoria Bini. His heirs, Elena and Francesca Bini, still live in the beautiful villa, situated 20 kilometres southwest of Florence, amidst 20 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and a variety of different kinds of trees that have been planted in cooperation with the Research Centre for Forestry (Il Centro di Ricerca per la Selvicoltura). All in all, this covers 450 hectares.

Andrea Ciattini is the director of the estate. He works closely with winemaker Stefano di Blasi who used to make wine for the famous Antinori.

“We are located in the Chianti DOCG“, says Andrea, “but in addition to our Chianti wines, we also make two white wines, two red IGT Toscana wines and a sweet Vin Santo. “

Read more on this in Britt’s article on Forbes: Fattoria Bini: A Florentine Wine Estate With An Intriguing History.

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Fattoria Bini, Gheppio, Duecentodieci, Albicante

Fattoria Bini, Gheppio, Duecentodieci, Albicante, copyright BKWine Photography

Fattoria Bini, Andrea Ciattini, manager

Fattoria Bini, Andrea Ciattini, manager, copyright BKWine Photography

Fattoria Bini Albicante and Chianti

Fattoria Bini Albicante and Chianti, copyright BKWine Photography

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