The Castello d'Albola is a medieval village located at the top of the splendid and charming Chianti hills, which have always been renowned lands of unique and precious wines. The estate, which extends for 850 hectares in the town of Radda in Chianti, is characterized by vineyards, rows and farms that sink their traditions to the times of the Etruscans and the Romans and the Early Middle Ages, with the first vineyards arranged by feudal families .
Castello d'Albola History
The Castello della Tenuta dates back to the 12th century, while the medieval village was built in the fifteenth century by the noble family of Acciaioli, owner of the castle like other noble Tuscan families: the Samminiati, the Pazzi and the Ginori Conti.
A large park extends around the villa of Castello d'Albola and a long and evocative avenue of cypresses in a double row frames the elegant façade. In the surrounding walls are still visible medieval traces and on the altar of the chapel of San Giuseppe there is an incision that shows the demolition of the old houses of the Acciaioli.
In the Castle, to witness its precious tradition, are kept thousands of bottles of Chianti Classico, produced in the estate itself. In addition to the vineyards, in Castello d'Albola there are 4,000 olive trees, from which a perfumed and intense extra virgin olive oil is produced, a concentrate of the fragrant and luxuriant Chianti lands. The Castello d'Albola, in this territory crossed by rows of vines and cypresses, olive groves, castles, fortresses, villas and ancient farmhouses, is the ideal place to live an unforgettable experience in the most authentic Chianti.
There are two splendid historic houses that the Castle offers for an unforgettable stay: the first is Villa Le Marangole, which between its eighteenth-century walls is able to accommodate twelve people in 7 rooms equipped with every service and comfort. The second is Villa Crognole, a carefully restored 1400 building, where up to six people can stay.
Every year the Castle is visited by over 25 thousand people and the hospitality program includes guided tours of the historic cellars followed by the inevitable tasting sessions.