Isabella de Medici’s farm draws its origins from the estates that belonged to the Medici family and who saw the territories of Cerreto Guidi and neighboring (Vinci, Fucecchio, Monsummano Terme, etc.) as hunting grounds of the noble Florentine family.
The Medici family built one of the most beautiful Tuscan Medicean Villas in Cerreto Guidi: the Medicean Villa of Cerreto Guidi, home of the important Historical Museum of Hunting and the Territory and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013. Born in 1542, Isabella de ‘Medici was the beloved daughter of Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
He spent most of his married life in the Villa di Cerreto and here he found his death, at the hands of her husband Paolo Giordano Orsini, who accused her of having an adulterous relationship with his cousin Troilo Orsini, ambassador of Florence on behalf of the Medici family.
For centuries it has been rumored that the ghost of the Duchess wandered in the halls of the austere house. It was around the mid-1960s that Cavalier Giovan Battista Cappellini bought the land that belonged to the Medici family, driven by his passion for wine production, to realize his dream.
The farm covers an area of 100 hectares of which a part of a specialized vineyard, part olive grove, arable land and wood. Today, following the company founded by the late Cavalier Cappellini, are the 3 sons Pierluigi, Michele and Pier Paolo, who have taken over and continued the work of enhancing the territory from the cultural and economic point of view, identifying the most suitable land and working with passion to obtain wines that are able to perfectly interpret the characteristics of the terroir in which they were born.
The Isabella de Medici farm produces Chianti wine, Tuscan red wine, Tuscan white wine, IGT Tuscan wine, and Tuscan extra virgin olive oil, which can be tasted directly in the farm or bought in the best wine shops.