The Villa S. Andrea is located in the heart of Tuscany, between the provinces of Florence and Siena. It covers more than 600 hectares in the Chianti Classico area within the ancient Borgo di Fabbrica where there are also the Church and the Villa Padronale from which it takes its name. The slopes around the Villa, about 50 hectares, all with optimal exposure and 250 m. above sea level, have been used as vineyards mainly for the production of Chianti Classico DOCG.
In addition to Sangiovese, there are international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The cultivation and oenological practices implemented are in the vanguard but in harmony with traditional cellar practices. Following the ground with a glance, you can see the other buildings and the old cellars, entirely excavated inside the hill and arranged in parallel rows. Here the wine, in silent darkness, softens in the large barrels and small oak barriques.
Recently the vineyards have been renewed according to new quality criteria, with the use of of selected clones, density of plantation higher and with lower production for plant, prioritizing the quality of the result.
Alongside viticulture there is an agricultural activity focused mainly on olive growing; the valleys and flat stretches are instead cultivated with arable crops, on part of which irrigation coming from from the two large lakes they own. The villa, today the focal point of the entire village, completely dominates the area surrounding.