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Our Estates


Santedame is situated in Chianti's Golden Basin, or Conca d'Oro in Italian. This small region is renowned for low yields of grapes that create concentrated wines with exceptional minerality and finesse.

This estate was named for the Capella di Santedame--a chapel that dates to the 15th century and is the only remaining vestige of a Benedictine monastery that once stood on the site. The chapel houses a gorgeous fresco of the Madonna--the sante dam or ‘holy woman.' Some scholars have attributed the fresco to the school of the Florentine master Ghirlandaio.

Santedame is surrounded by one of Europe's few protected cypress forests. Visitors approach the Estate down a long, cypress-lined drive that leads to a quintessential Tuscan stone farmhouse.

Estate Facts

Total Acres

625, of which 175 acres are vineyards

Grape Varieties

Colourino, Merlot and Sangiovese

Vineyard Features

Shallow, stingy and wind-whipped galestro soil; steep hills, higher altitude plantings with wide day-to-night temperature swings

Wines Grown at Santedame Estate
Santedame Chianti Classico